4 Seahawks who'll benefit most from John Schneider's roster overhaul

These four players might have huge seasons in 2024.

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Safety Julian Love should be asking for an extension

Much of the reason that the Seahawks moved on from Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs this offseason is because their cap hits were immense and releasing them saved Seattle about $18 million combined. But neither Diggs nor Adams were good this past season. Adams simply remained gimpy because of injuries he always seems to have. Diggs, however, was maybe the more disappointing because he had been so excellent in his previous three seasons with Seattle.

Another problem with the 2023 team was that former head coach Pete Carroll and defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt appeared bent on playing Adams (when he was healthy enough to play) and Diggs over Julian Love. This came back to bite them a bit as Love was one of the few Seattle players who received a Pro Bowl nod last season. Love was also the highest-graded safety on the roster, according to PFF.

And yet, during some of Seattle's most important games, Love didn't get the reps he should have. In four games in 2023, Love got 30 or fewer defensive snaps. The team went 1-3 in those games which means Seattle was 8-5 when Love played more. Against the Cincinnati Bengals, he got 24 snaps, and only 18 against the Dallas Cowboys for some reason.

Hopefully, general manager John Schneider understands Love's value more than Carroll and Hurtt did. Mike Macdonald, one can assume, is definitely going to know how to use Love better than his predecessors. Very likely, the safety could have his best season in the league under Macdonald, and Love's agent should think of how much money he wants his client to get in an extension with Seattle before the safety hits free agency next offseason.