Seahawks will probably keep Will Dissly
Either general manager John Schneider or head coach Pete Carroll had a lot of love for Will Dissly. No doubt that Dissly is a team-first player willing to do whatever is asked of him to try to help the team win. But the first time he was going to be a free agent after the 2021 season, Dissly far overpaid for him and Seattle seemed to be bidding against themselves for Dissly's services.
Dissly is a fantastic blocker and showed earlier in his career that he could catch passes and run decently well. But giving Dissly $24 million over three seasons before the 2022 season seemed insane unless the plan was for Seattle to use Dissly a lot more in the passing game. Instead, his numbers have fallen in that area.
Maybe none of that is Dissly's fault, of course. Should someone offer me a contract for that amount of money, I am going to jump at it too. Dissly might want to catch more passes as well, but he had his fewest number of targets (22) than in any other year except his rookie season when he only played in four games because of a season-ending injury.
Should Seattle release Dissly, the team would save $6.97 million with only $3.1 million in dead cap. That is a chunk of change to save on a player who is more of an extension of the offensive line than a danger in the pass game. Seattle will likely just re-work Dissly's deal, pay him less in 2024 but keep him on the roster for another few years.