The Seattle Seahawks have quite a few free agency decisions to make this offseason. That goes beyond just who Seattle might want to sign from another team. Seattle needs to decide which of its own free agents to try to re-sign.
Plus, Seattle's free agents might ask themselves if they want to come back. Maybe they want to go to a team they think has a better chance to contend. Of course, the decision might come down to whether Seattle has enough money to pay them.
But the four players that follow should either seriously consider returning to the Seahawks or be happy they are already on the roster. Seattle has a new head coach in Mike Macdonald that should improve the team while improving many specific players. To be good in 2024, Seattle needs to make sure these four stick with the team.
No. 1 - Seattle Seahawks tight end Noah Fant should stick around
Hopefully, Noah Fant does not see the "Seahawks" part of his jersey and think, "Oh, I could have done so much better as far as production!" Because he is probably correct. Whether the issue was quarterback Geno Smith or the scheme of the offense by former offensive coordinator Shane Waldron remains to be seen. My feeling is the problem was Waldron because the same issue as far as not getting tight ends involved existed with Russell Wilson as QB1.
In 2024, Seattle will have a new OC, of course. That OC should see the talent Seattle would have at tight end with Fant and Will Dissly and think, "We should get those people involved more." Fant, unlike Dissly, is an unrestricted free agent, though. He is free to sign elsewhere so the new Seattle OC might not have a chance to use Fant.
The hope is that general manager John Schneider and head coach Mike Macdonald can talk Fant into returning. Macdonald is likely want an offensive scheme that compliments his defense and that should mean running the ball a bit more while using the tight ends to help pick up first downs. Fant only had 43 targets in 2023 and that could double in Seattle in 2024.