Five Seahawks who could be one and done with the team in 2024

Seattle is entering a transitional season in 2024 but these five players might not be around to help in 2025.
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Johnathan Hankins - Seahawks defensive tackle

Hankins has bounced around the league quite a bit since 2017. Seattle will be his fifth team in that time. Early in his career, he was a decent pass rusher and had 7 sacks for the New York Giants in 2014. Since that time, however, he has become more of a pure run-stopper, or at least he hopes to help stop the run. One issue he has had is that he misses a lot of tackle attempts.

In 2023, Hankins started 14 games for the Dallas Cowboys and played under new Seahawks defensive coordinator Aden Durde when Durde was the defensive line coach in Dallas. Durde must have seen enough in Hankins to suggest bringing him to Seattle this offseason. Hankins only missed 3.6 percent of his tackle attempts with Dallas, but that was a career low. He is normally closer to double-digit misses and that is awful for an interior defensive lineman.

As 12s know, Seattle struggled greatly with missed tackles the last several years. If Hankins reverts back to whiffing on so many attempts, 12s might suffer from PTSD. Hankins was only signed for one year and $2.05 million so maybe he can outperform his contract.

Pharaoh Brown - Seahawks tight end

Unlike one or two players on this list, Brown is almost guaranteed to make the team in 2024. That is because while Seattle only signed Brown for one season, $2.69 million of his $3.2 million salary is guaranteed. Brown is much more of a blocker than a receiver, however. Other than in 2021 when he had 23 catches, Brown has not had more than 14 in any season. He is simply taking former Seattle tight end Will Dissly's spot, only Dissly was a better receiver.

Brown is solid at what he does. Simply because all he does is block does not make him valuable. He is an extension of the offensive line and a decent one. But Seattle is going to need more than one receiver who can catch; Noah Fant being the only proven pass-catcher. Rookie AJ Barner might develop into a receiving threat, but he is more of a blocker too and Brown is standing in his way of getting more reps.