4 Seahawks players who need a monster offseason in 2024

These players need to prove themselves to a new coaching staff.

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Dee Eskridge - Seahawks WR

2024 could very well be Eskridge's last in Seattle or the new beginning of a long career. Through 2023, the second-round choice in 2021 has done almost nothing. He has been injured quite a bit, or inefficient, or both. Seattle did not really need a receiver when they chose Eskridge as they already had Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf and the Seahawks only had three picks in the 2021 draft. But choosing Eskridge now seems like a massive bust.

He has caught literally half of his targets and even then his numbers do not add up to much. He has 17 catches for just 122 yards (a horrendously bad 7.2 yards per catch) and his lone touchdown came in his rookie season. Eskridge also has never played in more than 10 games in any one season and only showed in four in 2023. And yet, Seattle did not choose to release him this offseason even though he costs more to keep on the team than to let go.

This means someone - John Schneider or Mike Macdonald - still believes in Eskridge's ability to be productive at some point. To be fair, he flashed the ability to return kicks this past season, and since the NFL has changed its kickoff rule in hopes of more explosive plays happening in that aspect perhaps the only reason the Seahawks brought back Eskridge was because he can return a kickoff or five productively.

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