Seahawks urged to make seemingly impossible move this offseason

In a recent article, an NFL expert proposed Seattle trade a player that likely few teams would want.
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Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider has never been one to fear a trade. In the past, he has made moves for Jamal Adams, Jadeveon Clowney, and Duane Brown. In the past two years, there hasn't been as much need to try to add a veteran as Seattle has been in somewhat of a rebuild, or at least an attempt to make the roster younger.

Seattle does have several trade candidates they could move before Week 1 of the 2024 season. They have a glut of cornerbacks and Mike Jackson and Tre Brown both have starting experience. Those players would not bring back a high-round draft choice, but possibly a selection in the fifth or sixth rounds.

There are some position groups that might need a bit more depth so potentially a trade could be worked where Seattle adds a veteran who is not necessarily expected to make the Pro Bowl. For instance, Seattle has Julian Love and Rayshawn Jenkins at safety, but if either of the duo gets hurt, Seattle could have a bit of a mess on their hands.

Seattle Seahawks trading this player seems impossible

One trade that seemingly makes zero sense, however, is one recently proposed by Bleacher Report's Matt Holder. In his otherwise excellent article focusing on a few moves each team could still make this offseason, Holder makes a mistake with the Seahawks. Possibly two.

One move Holder urges Seattle to make is to add a center. The team is going to go with Olu Oluwatimi, though, and while he didn't get a lot of reps in his rookie season when he did play he was solid in pass coverage. He was also excellent in college so Seattle expects Oluwatimi to take over the center spot in 2024 and stay there for years. Plus, the team signed his backup, Nick Harris, in free agency this offseason.

Another move Holder thought Seattle should make is likely impossible. That is the Seahawks should trade wide receiver Dee Eskridge. In reality, Eskridge has more of a chance of being released by Seattle when final roster cuts are made than he does of being traded. Other teams know this as well so why would they offer to give Seattle anything in return for Eskridge?

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The best hope for Eskridge in 2024 is to be a valuable kick returner. He flashed that ability in 2023 before getting injured. That has been the receiver's main problem in his three-year career: He is constantly hurt. He also was suspended for the first six games of 2023 for a reported domestic assault incident. That might scare teams off as well.

Eskridge has little chance of climbing the receiver depth chart as the Seahawks have DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. If one of them gets hurt, Jake Bobo could move into the WR3 spot. Basically, while getting rid of Eskridge might be a positive, he likely isn't going to leave via a trade.

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