5 Seattle Seahawks players and coaches who should not return in 2024

Seattle still has a lot of potential to be even better in future years.
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No. 2 - Defensive lineman Dre'Mont Jones

Jones was a splash signing for the Seahawks in 2023 free agency, which felt like the first time in forever that general manager John Schneider was aggressive in signing a player. But maybe there was a wise reason that Schneider was not overly aggressive in previous years. The risk is signing a player who doesn't pan out and you end up wasting a bunch of money on him. That has been the case with Jones so far in 2023.

Jones is currently the worst-graded interior defensive lineman on the Seahawks, according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required). The former Denver Bronco is currently on pace to have his fewest sacks since his rookie season in 2019 as well as his fewest tackles for loss. He has just 3.5 sacks this year which is fifth on the team. He is eighth in tackles for loss (4) and for a player with a cap hit of $23 million in 2023 that simply is not enough.

No. 3 - Center Evan Brown

Brown is another failed free agent signing. Unlike Jones who was signed for three years and $51,530,000 with $30 million guaranteed, Brown was signed for just one season for $2.25 million. While he is playing on the cheap in 2023, he also has been fairly horrible since Week 2 of the season. PFF has Brown graded at 32 among centers in the NFL so that could be interpreted as the Seahawks having the worst center situation in the league.

In the last 11 games, Brown has only had one - Week 13 against the Dallas Cowboys - where he did not allow a pressure. In nine of the last 11 games, Brown has allowed multiple pressures in each game. Much of the pressure that Seattle quarterbacks have faced as come in the middle of the line between the center and right guard. Brown needed to already be replaced by rookie Olu Oluwatimi and that should definitely happen in 2024.