Predicting the Seahawks' next four moves ahead of 2024 free agency

Seattle needs to be prepared for free agency.

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The Seattle Seahawks, like every NFL team, is about to begin free agency so in the next few days they need to likely do several things. One is to somehow create more cap room even after releasing Jamal Adams, Will Dissly, and Quandre Diggs on Tuesday. This extra space could be created by trading players, releasing more players, or reworking one or two current deals.

Much of this needs to happen fast, but Seattle could do a few of the below over the next couple of months. Seattle just needs enough space to sign who they want and can still create more space later on. Perhaps they have an eye toward 2025 as well and want to create room for next offseason too.

The exciting part is that general manager John Schneider has full control over roster decisions for the first time since 2010. This means we cannot be too sure what the Seahawks might do this offseason or in the draft. But here are five guesses at what Seattle might do next.

Seattle Seahawks should re-sign quarterback Drew Lock

This might be my worst guess. Lock played surprisingly decently in two starts in 2023 and appeared capable of maybe being a lower-tier starter in the NFL. If the Cleveland Browns had Lock this past season after they lost quarterback Deshaun Watson to injury, Cleveland would have a more dangerous team. One saw how well the Browns did after signing Joe Flacco and Lock can do what Flacco does.

But clearly, John Schneider wants Lock back this offseason as the team has mentioned Lock several times in press conferences since the season ended. In fact, the team speaks about Lock as if he isn't a free agent. Lock might also be happy in Seattle and he and his wife recently had a child. He might be OK with backing up Geno Smith as well with the hopes of being QB1 one day. Seattle just needs to give him a pay raise to bring him back.