3 Seahawks players who will be missed the most in 2024

Seattle lost a number of free agents this offseason who they might miss in 2024.
Seahawks could miss these players in 2024
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Like every other team, the Seattle Seahawks have to hope that the players they signed in free agency do better than the players they lost. That is not meant as any ill-will toward players such as Bobby Wagner, but the greater goal is for the team to do well and not any specific player. This isn't the NBA, after all.

2024 offseason acquisitions Tyrel Dodson and Rayshawn Jenkins could become Pro Bowlers under new head coach Mike Macdonald. A few players Seattle lost might have done the same, though. Wagner would probably make another All-Pro team and might with the Washington Commanders.

Seattle is going to miss some of the players leaving this offseason. That happens every year. The three most likely are as follows.

Seattle Seahawks could miss tight end Colby Parkinson

It might be easy to add Will Dissly to this list as well, but Dissly has become much more of a blocker than a receiver in the last several years. Seattle replaced Dissly with Pharaoh Brown this offseason, and Brown’s blocking efficiency should cancel out any negativity about losing Dissly in free agency. The real loss might be losing Parkinson because, in new offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb’s system, Parkinson might have had an explosive season.

The 6’7” Parkinson had always been underused in former OC Shane Waldron’s system. Every skill position group besides the wide receivers appeared forgotten by Waldron last year. Obviously, he entered the season thinking Seattle’s best chance to succeed offensively was to eschew the run and misuse the tight ends. Like with everything else Waldron, once things began not to go well, he did not adjust accordingly.

Seattle’s tight ends certainly flashed an ability to catch and run, especially Noah Fant and Parkinson, but when they got the ball in 2023 it almost seemed by accident. Waldron deserved to lose his job. The issue for the Seahawks is that Parkinson now plays for NFC West rival, the Los Angeles Rams, and Seattle will get an up-close look twice a season at how a proper offensive coaching staff will use Parkinson to the best of his abilities.