5 realistic edge rushers the Seahawks could sign in 2024 free agency

NFL free agency unofficially gets underway on Monday.

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Seahawks could sign Kyle Van Noy

This is the first of two Baltimore Ravens edge rushers I have on this list. Why mess with a good thing and new Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Macdonald had a very good thing going as the defensive coordinator in Baltimore the last two seasons. Van Noy might not be young - he will be 33 years old during the 2024 season - but clearly, Macdonald knows the best situations to put him in to maximize his productivity but not overuse the veteran.

In his one season for the Ravens, Van Noy had 9 sacks and 9 tackles for loss while only starting three games. Seattle doesn't need starters at edge rusher; the team needs depth. Uchenna Nwosu and Boye Mafe should start. But adding Van Noy would add a veteran presence who knows Macdonald's defense and is only projected to get a one-year deal for around $4 million, per PFF.

Seattle could sign Calais Campbell

Eventually, Campbell is going to run out of gas. He will be 38 years old to begin next season. While this is ancient for an NFL player, Campbell still produces On a mediocre Atlanta Falcons team in 2023, he had 6.5 sacks and 17 quarterback hits. Since 2009, Campbell has 5 sacks or more in every season but two. He also stays healthy and has missed just nine games since 2014.

Campbell would also know Macdonald's defense, however. He played under Seattle's coach in Baltimore in 2022. The year prior to Macdonald taking over as DC, Campbell had possibly his worst season in the league with only 1.5 sacks, but in 2022 with Macdonald, Campbell had 5.5 sacks. Again, Macdonald just knows how to use people correctly. Campbell could get a one-year deal for $7 million, per PFF, and that is easily something Seattle can afford.