What a Danielle Hunter to Seahawks trade might look like

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Can the Seahawks afford Danielle Hunter?

In the short term, the answer is probably not. Although restructures and other salary cap manipulations are always an option, Seattle has their own carousel of potential contract extensions after the 2023 season, in the edge group specifically. A move for Hunter would leave Seattle having to re-sign not only him, but also their most productive edge rusher from 2022, Uchenna Nwosu, in the same year. Not to mention, contracts from key contributors like Jordyn Brooks, Noah Fant, and Bobby Wagner are all set to expire next off-season.  

What would a Danielle Hunter to the Seahawks trade look like?

Trade value can be a tricky thing in the NFL. There is no true scale to evaluate the value of one player to another. However, given recent trades and traits that most teams value such as: age, talent, injury history, and contract value. Based on this, the general value for Hunter should be a 2nd round pick or multiple mid-round picks.

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Teams probably won't want to give up too much pick compensation for him because of the big price tag they'll have to pay for him. His age (28), along with his pec injury in 2021 - that sidelined him for 10 games - could also be contributing factors. Although, teams clamoring for pass-rush help could bump up the price quite a bit.