Full list of Seahawks outgoing free agents: Who Seattle should try to re-sign

There are at least two free agents Seattle has to try to bring back.

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The Seattle Seahawks currently have no cap room this offseason. In fact, they are currently negative. This will change, of course, as Seattle will have to re-work current deals or let players under contract in 2024 go.

Most of the players that follow are likely on their way out of Seattle. The team has to be extremely picky about who it chooses to sign from other teams. As the team underperformed in 2023, some of Seattle's own free agents might not have the same priority as, say, bringing in linebacker Patrick Queen to help new head coach Mike Macdonald's transition easier to the Seahawks.

Seattle has 12 unrestricted free agents, none of whom should get the franchise tag, two unrestricted free agents, and six exclusive rights free agents. Which might be re-signed by Seattle? Let's take a look.

Complete list of Seattle Seahawks free agents 2024

Unrestricted free agents

The Seahawks' unrestricted free agents can sign with any team beginning March 13, the start of the new league year. Should Seattle choose to release a couple of players currently still under contract, such as potentially moving on from Jamal Adams, those players would be added to the first list below.

  • Center Evan Brown
  • Linebacker Jordyn Brooks
  • Linebacker Devin Bush
  • Running back DeeJay Dallas
  • Defensive end Mario Edwards, Jr.
  • Tight end Noah Fant
  • Guard Phil Haynes
  • Guard Damien Lewis
  • Quarterback Drew Lock
  • Tight end Colby Parkinson
  • Linebacker Bobby Wagner
  • Defensive lineman Leonard Williams

Restricted free agents

There are three options Seattle has with restricted free agents: a first-round tender, second-round tender, or right-of-first-refusal tender. Of the two, Jackson should definitely come back as he has been solid the last two years. Taylor has been extremely inconsistent.

  • Cornerback Michael Jackson
  • Edge rusher Darrell Taylor

Exclusive rights free agents

As long as the Seahawks make a one-year exclusive-rights tender offer to the players below the player would be prevented from negotiating with any other team. The first two players could come back to Seattle though none of the players could the Seahawks do without.

  • Defensive tackle Myles Adams
  • Offensive tackle Jake Curhan
  • Linebacker Patrick O'Connell
  • Safety Ty Okada
  • Defensive end Joshua Onujiogu
  • Tight end Brady Russell

Who could the Seahawks bring back in free agency?

Among the restricted and exclusive-rights free agents, Taylor might come back because of his ability to get to opposing quarterbacks, but his inconsistency might be maddening to Mike Macdonald. Jackson has been fairly good and has started 21 games over the last two years.

With the unrestricted free agents, the ones Seattle should want to keep simply come down to money and Seattle's lack of it. Leonard Williams and Jordyn Brooks would be excellent under Macdonald. Williams might want $18 million a season, though, and Seattle likely cannot afford that. Brooks might be closer to $11 million and even that is iffy for Seattle.

Wagner might be aged out of Seattle and Macdonald has no allegiance to him. Having him back would be great, but we probably have seen the last of Wagner in a Seahawks jersey.

Perhaps the biggest question is Lock. He was better than expected in two starts and Seattle only has Geno Smith on the roster as a proven quarterback. Lock might have played his way into a bump in pay, though, and Seattle has more pressing needs than bringing back the backup quarterback.

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