How much do the Seattle Seahawks have left to spend in 2024 free agency?

Seattle is still in decent shape compared to most other teams.

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The Seattle Seahawks began 2024 free agency a little slowly focusing more on bringing back defensive lineman Leonard Williams and tight end Noah Fant than trying to sign players from other teams. But Williams and Fant cost quite a bit of money (around $18 million in cap room combined) so that may have ultimately cost Seattle from making another huge splash in free agency.

Or, more likely, that was never going to be general manager John Schneider's plan at all. Other than 2023, Seattle has normally waited for other NFL teams to overspend and then Seattle could use the money they had to sign good fits for the team but not at a high price. Based on the signings so far in 2024, that could pay off for new head coach Mike Macdonald's team next season.

For instance, while linebackers Bobby Wagner (he signed with the Washington Commanders) and Jordyn Brooks (signed with the Miami Dolphins) left in free agency for a combined $18 million in total money, the Seahawks signed Jerome Baker and Tyrel Dodson to replace them for less money though Baker and Dodson appear to be much better fits in Macdonald's scheme.

What do the Seattle Seahawks have left to spend in free agency?

The hope, of course, is that each Seattle signee ends up being fantastic, but that is the reality. Still, the overall product might be better by adding the new players and subtracting players who had proven not to be able to elevate Seattle to a playoff team every season. Seattle has missed the playoffs in two of the last three years.

But after a week since the unofficial start of free agency (also called the legal tampering period), how much money do the Seahawks have left and can they possibly sign more splash players? Maybe. Seattle, like every team, has to leave enough room to sign their draft picks and players to a practice squad.

At this point, Seattle has $17,950,651 to spend, according to Over the Cap. The issue is that does not include the contracts of recently signed George Fant, Jerome Baker, and Tyrel Dodson. In other words, Seattle has less than $10 million to spend after including those contracts, 2024 draft picks, and the practice squad. Not much.

Thankfully, John Schneider has addressed a number of supposed needs. The only position that might be dire is at one guard spot and at center. But Seattle might promote second-year player Olu Oluwatimi to starter and the team could draft someone such as Troy Fautanu to start at one guard spot. Seattle is in a good place right now.

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