Since general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll came to run the Seattle Seahawks they haven't been afraid to pull the proverbial trigger on trades right before the season. They added Jamal Adams from the New York Jets in late July 2020 and Jadeveon Clowney in early September 2019. The point is that Seattle might not yet be done remaking their roster.
If Seattle were to think of making a trade they could go in many different ways depending on how confident they feel at some position groups. Receiver, cornerback, and quarterback should be set. But does Seattle think they have enough depth at running back and on the offensive line?
Let's pretend Seattle is going to make a trade. While Schneider has pulled off a trade before, Seattle has been doing business a bit differently recently. They haven't traded back in drafts and they were aggressive in free agency this offseason. But what would be the fun of not thinking of potential trade opportunities? Here are three.
Seahawks should trade for Commanders defensive end Chase Young
Young can be a divisive figure because of his injury history, I understand that. But if he can be healthy, and he is only 25 years old so he should have many years left to play (again, if he can stay healthy), Young could be a transformative player. It also helps sometimes simply for a player to have a change of scenery. Young also likely doesn't feel overly wanted in Washington because the Commanders chose not to pick up his fifth-year option for 2024.
Because of Young's injury history, his trade market might be somewhat depressed. After his 2020 rookie year, he looked like the next great defensive end with 7.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss. But in the last two seasons, he has played only 12 games total. The Seahawks shouldn't give up a first-round choice for Young, of course, but a second-rounder? Possibly.
Seattle getting Young now gives the Seahawks a one-year tryout with the player who is still on his rookie deal and would cost the Seahawks a cap hit of $10,997,507 for Young. If Seattle could get Young a third-rounder in 2024 in return for a second-rounder and fifth-rounder next year plus Phil Haynes that could do the trick. Haynes would then be replaced by rookie Anthony Bradford, which might happen anyway.