4 bargain free agents Seahawks should target to fix biggest needs

The players could turn into gold for Seattle in 2024.

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Safety Jordan Fuller

Adding Fuller would be a nice win for the Seahawks. For one, Seattle would be taking Fuller from the Los Angeles Rams. Secondly, the safety should be able to instantly replace Quandre Diggs at free safety and augment Diggs' 2023 production. In fact, Fuller is simply a younger version of Diggs. Fuller is about to turn 26 while Diggs is 31.

The huge difference is that Diggs has a contract that is set to pay him $21,262,500 next season but releasing him saves Seattle $11 million. Meanwhile, PFF has a projected contract for Fuller that would pay him $4.63 million a year for two seasons. If that is at all correct, Seattle could bring in Fuller, have the same quality (or likely better) as Diggs, but save over $6 million a year. That would seem like a no-brainer, right?

The Rams clearly are not going to want to franchise-tag Fuller. He doesn't pay an important enough position for the Rams to earn the tag. If Los Angeles did place the tag on Fuller the team would owe the safety over $16 million in 2024. That is not going to happen, but this is good for Seattle as it almost guarantees Fuller will hit free agency.

Fuller had 3 interceptions and 3 forced fumbles in 2023 to go along with 94 combined tackles. His quarterback rating allowed was 86.0 and was 86.6 in 2022. He also missed just 6 percent of his tackle attempts this past season, a good number for a safety. Compare some of those statistics with Diggs' - Diggs had a QBR allowed of 103.9 in 2023 and missed 12 percent of his tackle attempts - and Fuller would be an upgrade over the more veteran safety.