No. 4 - Safety Quandre Diggs
Diggs has been a good leader in the locker room for a roster getting ever younger over the last couple of years. He is a well-liked and well-respected part of the team. But he does appear to be slowing some. 2023 has been Diggs' worst season since he was traded to the Seahawks in 2019 and it isn't close. In 2024, though, Diggs will be almost 32 years old by the end of the season, and he has a cap hit of $21,262,500.
Diggs has graded, per PFF, even worse than Jamal Adams this year. The free safety's grade makes him the 10th-worst safety in the NFL. 70.4 percent of the passes tossed his way in 2023 have been completed, the highest number since he came to Seattle. If he gives up 8 passing yards in Week 18, he will have allowed his most passing yards in a Seahawks uniform. Worse is that 92 of the 244 yards he has allowed have been after the catch, by far his most since 2018.
Diggs also is missing more tackles this year which could be a sign he is slowing. He has missed 17.8 percent of his tackle attempts, his most with Seattle and his second-worst number since he was a rookie in 2015. Diggs also had had multiple interceptions every season since 2017 but he only has one this year.
Diggs will probably make a great coach one day, if he wants to go in that direction. But he is simply too expensive to bring back in 2024 and Seattle would save $11 million by releasing him. Seattle might just need to start over at safety next year, except for Julian Love who has been solid in 2023.
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