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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Seahawks might miss linebacker Jordyn Brooks

Jordyn Brooks proved to be some kind of super man after suffering a gruesome leg injury late in 2022 and returning for Week 1 of 2023. The kind of injury Brooks had was expected to keep him out until midway through the season. This is why Seattle had signed linebacker Devin Bush. The team was preparing to begin the season without Brooks.

Brooks appeared to come back with the same kind of athleticism he showed in his previous three years. He was always a good tackler and flashed the potential to be good in pass rush had Seattle chosen to use him that way a bit more. Where Brooks struggled, as did all of Seattle’s linebackers, was in coverage. The question is whether Brooks simply cannot cover well or whether he was directed not to drop back deeply enough over the middle of the field and not coached well enough to cover tight ends and running backs.

We will learn the answer to that question by watching him play for the Miami Dolphins in 2024. Miami signed Brooks to an affordable contract, and Seattle could have done the same, but clearly, general manager John Schneider and head coach Shane Waldron did not see Brooks as a good fit for Waldron’s scheme. In essence, Seattle swapped Brooks for former Dolphins linebacker Jerome Baker as Baker signed with Seattle this offseason.

The truth is that both Baker and Brooks could have career years this season. Many times, a player's success is due more to the system they are in than pure talent. Should Baker have his best season in the league, letting Brooks go was a victory for Seattle, of course, but Brooks might finally have the kind of explosive season that many thought he could have when he was drafted in the first round of 2020.