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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Seahawks re-sign quarterback Drew Lock

General manager John Schneider and coach Macdonald have mentioned Drew Lock's name too many times this offseason to think there is a good chance he leaves in free agency. The team mentions Lock as if he is already under contract for 2024. This seems odd as Lock is a free agent and after playing decently in two starts in 2023, one might think he would be offered a deal that Seattle doesn't want to match.

There also appears to be a feeling that Lock feels at home in Seattle. He and his wife recently had a baby and maybe they know Seattle well enough to keep living in the city and picking out future schools and so on. This might be a stretch, but even Schneider in a press conference brought up the Locks' child. That also seems odd.

Geno Smith is going to return to Seattle in 2024. His contract has been reworked a bit to roll his roster bonus into a signing bonus so Seattle would simply be wasting money by trading him or releasing him at this point. Financially, moving on from Smith this offseason is illogical. But would Lock be content in returning to the Seahawks as backup?

There is no way of knowing what Lock's market value is this offseason. If there is more than one team that sees him as a potential starter then his price goes up quite a bit. If no team sees him as a starter, that makes re-signing him easier for Seattle. Lock's cap hit was $4 million this past season and maybe Seattle needs to go up to $7 million in order to retain him. At least the team can afford that now.

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