No. 5 - Seattle Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs
The Seahawks absolutely stole Diggs from the Detroit Lions in 2019. Seattle gave up a 2020 fifth-round choice for Diggs plus a 2021 seventh-round choice from Detroit. Since coming to Seattle, Diggs has made three Pro Bowls, had 18 interceptions, and 32 passes defended. He has started some years slowly, but has turned out to be one of the better free safeties in the NFL by the end of most seasons.
That is except for 2023. Diggs started poorly and mostly maintained that level throughout the year. He had his fewest number of interceptions and fewest passes defended this season since he was traded to the Seahawks. Diggs has also missed 17.8 of his tackle attempts and allowed a passer rating of 95.3.
Diggs is a well-liked player who was a defensive captain this year. But he is getting old for a free safety and will be 31 years old in Week 1 of 2024. Seattle needs to think of turning over his defensive roster, and starting with safeties Adams and Diggs would be wise.
If Diggs were set to make $7 million in 2024, however, he should likely still be on the roster. The issue is he isn't. Diggs will carry a cap hit of $21,262,500 and Seattle would save $11 million by releasing him. Even had Diggs played decently this year, he might still need to be released. That is simply too much savings for Seattle to pass up as they already face a cap battle this offseason.