Seattle Seahawks must pass on this recently released All-Pro safety

One issue is the safety class is not deep in the 2024 NFL draft.

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Head coach Mike Macdonald and general manager John Schneider have some big decisions to make about what to do with the Seattle Seahawks safeties. Julian Love should be considered safe as he made the Pro Bowl this year and is still only 25 years old. But Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs could be cap casualties as both are very expensive in 2024 and neither played overly well in 2023.

Behind Love, Diggs, and Adams, the depth is thin for Seattle. Coby Bryant looked solid transitioning to safety in the preseason, but once the real games began he wasn't nearly as good plus he also got hurt and played in just nine games. Rookie Jerrick Reed was fantastic on special teams but was only in on 29 defensive snaps.

If Seattle moves on from Diggs or Adams or both, Seattle, obviously, will need to find their replacements. The safety class is exceptionally thin in the 2024 NFL draft. Only Kamren Kinchens of Miami and Minnesota's Tyler Nubin are considered higher-round prospects and neither is a definite starter in the first season. Seattle might need to try to sign a safety in free agency with the cap room Seattle would create by releasing Adams and Diggs.

Eddie Jackson should not be an answer at safety for the Seattle Seahawks

One safety who was recently released and is now a free agent that the Seahawks should not go after is former Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson. Five years ago, Jackson was great and arguably the best player in the league at his position. He is still only 30 years old, but he is far removed from his best seasons.

In three of the last four years, including 2023, Jackson allowed a quarterback rating when targeted of 110.1 or higher. In 2021, that number was a ridiculously awful 143.6. This past season Jackson's QBR allowed was a very bad 120.6. He also allowed 19.6 yards per completion. Possibly even worse, Jackson whiffed on 17.8 percent of his tackle attempts this year.

Jackson made the Pro Bowl in 2018 and 2019 and was named First-Team All-Pro in 2018. Now, instead of being anywhere near good, Jackson seems more like 40 years old instead of 30. Paying him to come to the Seahawks would be a waste of money and a huge mistake.

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