4 Seattle Seahawks impending free agents who need to be brought back

Seahawks GM John Schneider faces tough decisions in free agency this year.

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Free agent No. 1 - Seahawks must keep TE Noah Fant

Since acquiring Noah Fant from the Broncos in the Russell Wilson trade back in 2022, the Seahawks have put Fant to work. Fant has been a crucial part of the Seahawks' double tight end sets the last two years. He is a critical blocker in the run game and an effective target in the passing game as well. Fant also has been consistently healthy which has been a plus for the Seahawks. He has made 33 out of 34 possible starts for the Seahawks and has appeared in all 34 regular season games the past two seasons.

Fant is one of two tight ends the Seahawks have which will hit free agency this year. Colby Parkinson is the other Seattle tight end who will also be a free agent this off-season. The Seahawks would definitely want to bring both Fant and Parkinson back because they each have been an integral part of their offense.

Seattle could also decide to keep one over the other and then draft a new tight end, but the Seahawks are short on draft capital this year. The Seahawks do not have a second-round pick which complicates their tight end decisions.

Noah Fant takes priority over Colby Parkinson should the Seahawks have to pick between the two. Since Fant has made more starts and had more catches/receiving yards, Fant is a must-re-sign. The Seahawks should still do everything they can to bring both Parkinson and Fant back. Schneider could have a difficult decision to make with Will Dissly if he brings both Fant and Parkinson back. Paying significant money to three tight ends likely is not feasible, and could require either letting Parkinson go in free agency or cutting Dissly.