5 current Seahawks who should retire with Seattle

The Seahawks have not yet started the 2024 season, but these players should never leave Seattle.
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Jarran Reed - Seahawks defensive tackle

Reed is a bit like George Fant. He began in Seattle in 2016 and then left for some years. Unlike Fant, however, Reed's best seasons have come in a Seattle uniform. The defensive tackle had 10.5 sacks in 2018 and 6.5 in 2020. He was brought back last offseason and one might have expected him to be part of the rotation at defensive tackle. Instead, the Seahawks stuck Reed at nose guard, a spot he had never played before.

Reed was a bit undersized against the run and he got pushed around a bit. This was one reason Seattle's run defense was 31st in the league last year. New head coach Mike Macdonald might feature a 3-4 base many times, but he will disguise his fronts and use Reed in different spots. The DT is still a good pass rusher - he had 7 sacks in 2023 - and Macdonald is going to find to maximize Reed's ability there.

Reed will turn 32 years old during the 2024 season and is not signed past this season. He might not find a home in 2025 and could spend his last year with the Seahawks in 2024. If he gets another 7 sacks, however, Seattle might bring him back once again for a year beyond this season.

Michael Dickson - Seahawks punter

That Dickson has not made the Pro Bowl since 2018 is a travesty. He has continuously been among the best punters in the league, if not the best. In 2023, he might have had his best season as he averaged 50.0 yards per punt with 37.9 percent of his punts landing inside the opponent's 20-yard-line. Dickson's net yards per punt in 2023 was 44.1 which was third in the league, but both punters ranked above him have home games in more stable climates than drizzly Seattle.

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In 2022, Dickson was second in net yards and he was third in 2020. He has been the most consistent punter in the league since the Seahawks took him in the fifth round of the 2018 draft. He was chosen to be a defensive weapon and he has never disappointed.

Dickson is currently signed through 2025 and he will be only 30 years old during the 2026 season. Once his current contract is up, Seattle should sign him for another five seasons.

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