5 bold predictions for Seattle Seahawks 2024 offseason

The Seahawks could be very good in 2024 but they need to make these five moves.
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1. Seattle releases Quandre Diggs and Jamal Adams

Getting back to my point about Lockett, the Seahawks must make cap room to have a chance of doing anything this offseason. Releasing Diggs would save $11 million. Letting Adams go would save $6,083,332 immediately, but if the Seahawks cut Adams with a post-June 1st designation the team would save $16,500,000 (again, the Seahawks would not be able to use any of the savings until after June 1).

Diggs will be 31 years old in Week 1 of 2024. That is not ancient, but that is getting a bit old for a free safety who needs all the speed he can muster to cover deep down the field, often in single coverage. In 2023, had the highest quarterback rating allowed of his career at 103.9. He had his fewest interceptions (1) since 2016.

Adams has always been terrible in coverage and this year was no different. There is a chance that Macdonald finds a way to use Adams more creatively than Pete Carroll and Carroll's defensive coordinators could do. But Adams seems to lack the explosiveness he had in 2020 and Adams does not have a sack and just 5 quarterback hits beginning in Week 1 of 2021.

Releasing Lockett, Diggs, and Adams with pre-June 1 cut dates would save the team $23 million. There is no way that Seattle would hire Macdonald and then hamstring him with the team not having any cap room. This is especially true if a free agent Ravens defender or two, such as Justin Madubuike wants to join Macdonald in Seattle.

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