3 offseason moves to improve Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl chances in 2024

These three moves could make Seattle dangerous.

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The Seattle Seahawks were one win away from making the playoffs yet again. Had Seattle made the postseason, it would have marked the 11th time in former head coach Pete Carroll's 14 seasons with the team. Carroll might also still have had his job had Seattle beaten the Pittsburgh Steelers.

But that embarrassing defeat where Seattle literally got run over at times by the Steelers helped lead the way to new beginnings for the team. Mike Macdonald is now the new head coach and that should mean an improved defense. The offense might also be better under new offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb.

But how close is Seattle returning to the Super Bowl? With a few good moves, maybe closer than some think. These three moves could help quite a bit.

No. 1 - Seattle Seahawks should sign linebacker Patrick Queen

Mike Macdonald should want a player who has played at a high level in his system and is also able to call out the plays on the field. Queen is a free agent who played under Macdonald for the last two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and Queen is the kind of guy who would be a perfect steal for the Seahawks. Plus, Seattle has a great need at linebacker as the team currently has no proven veterans on the 2024 roster.

Queen is unlikely to receive the franchise tag from the Ravens. That likely will go on defensive lineman Justin Madubuike and a team can only franchise tag one player per offseason. This implies, of course, that Queen could be a very expensive free agent to sign and the Seahawks do not currently have any cap room. But if Seattle were to release players such as Quandre Diggs and Jamal Adams, among others, that could help to create room for Queen.

Each year that Queen played under Macdonald in Baltimore he improved. In 2021 while Macdonald was the defensive coordinator with the University of Michigan, Queen only graded, per Pro Football Focus (subscription required), 71 out of a possible 86 NFL linebackers. In 2023, he was 23. He was great against the run, excels in coverage, and is an improving pass rusher. Seattle and Macdonald need Queen.