Predicting the first three moves of Seahawks in free agency

Seattle would win big by signing (or re-signing) these three players.

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Seattle signs linebacker Patrick Queen

Just as with the safety group, Seattle has to address a vacancy for veteran linebackers. Seattle currently has zero on its roster heading into the offseason. Bobby Wagner, Jordyn Brooks, and Devin Bush are all free agents. Bush should not be brought back for any reason. Wagner would be nice to have back but he is getting older for an NFL linebacker. Brooks would be an excellent re-signing.

The dream at linebacker for this offseason would be for Seattle to re-sign Brooks but also add Patrick Queen. Queen was a Second-Team All-Pro in 2023 and appears to be an ascending player. There is nothing he does not do well including being very good in coverage. Maybe partly due to scheme, linebacker coverage has been a mess for Seattle for the last many years, but Queen (and the new scheme) should instantly fix that.

One aspect that Queen likely could improve a bit is with tackling. He missed 9.5 percent of his tackle attempts this past season, but he was much better in 2022 as he only missed 7.1 percent. Still, he was in on 133 combined tackles, including 9 tackles for loss. He also had 3.5 sacks.

Queen is going to be expensive, though. Maybe it helps that Macdonald coached Queen with the Ravens, but the NFL is a business so Queen is going to make as much money as he can. Who can blame him, right? Signing him might cost the Seahawks close to $75 million over four years. He will only be 25 years old during the 2024 season, though, so he should have a lot of years left to play at an extremely high level.