5 Seattle Seahawks playing for their jobs at training camp

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Seahawks cornerback Mike Jackson

The issues with Tre Brown and somewhat like Mike Jackson. Jackson was much better than expected in 2022, started all 17 games, and ended up with a passer rating allowed of just 75.1. He also allowed just 5.7 yards per target, and 2 touchdowns. He picked one pass off. While all these statistics are good, Jackson had never proved he could ever be that solid before last year so can he do it again in 2023?

Plus, Jackson might be pushed out of his spot by Devon Witherspoon. We know Tariq Woolen is going to be the Seahawks starter at one outside corner, but there could be a battle between Jackson and Witherspoon on the other side. Long term, the job should be Witherspoon's but does Seattle want another rookie to start outside or do they want Witherspoon to more slowly work his way in? The answer would seem to be to start Witherspoon and Woolen but that is a young corner duo.

Assuming Witherspoon starts over Jackson then Tre Brown could be depth behind Witherspoon or Woolen. I would not think that Jackson loses his job with Seattle completely, so the battle he has going into training camp is to keep his starting role from 2022. He was good last year, but there is no history of him being consistently good from year to year.

If Seattle released Jackson, and again I don't think they would cut him outright, the team would save nearly a million dollars ($940,000). If Seattle felt they had a need at another position, they could release Jackson and sign a player for the greater need. This would probably be a mistake, but starting Jackson over Witherspoon is likely a mistake as well.