4 Seattle Seahawks players who should stick around in 2024

These four players need to remain on the roster next season.

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No. 3 - Quarterback Geno Smith

Geno Smith is still on the roster, of course, but there is no real way of knowing what the team might want to do about their quarterback situation moving forward. Smith is not old, but he isn't in his 20s either. Maybe with a young, first-time head coach, the team wants to get a younger quarterback. That could mean taking one in the first round of the 2024 NFL or trading for someone such as Justin Fields.

But the biggest reason Smith should be happy to return to Seattle is that his defense is probably going to be a lot better. Some fans seem to think Smith was the problem with the team. He wasn't. In fact, Smith led the NFL with five fourth quarter comebacks in 2023. Where would the team be without him?

With a better defense and an offensive coordinator who is not as run averse as Shane Waldron seemed to be Smith's number are likely going to be even more efficienct. This likely means Seattle is winning a game or two more in 2024 as well. If Seattle had won one more game this season, they would have been in the postseason.

Moreover, a defense that is much better for the Seahawks and a more efficient quarterback does not just mean Seattle will make the playoffs but be dangerous once there. Smith led the NFL in completion percentage in 2022 and had a bad defense. He tied for the league-lead in game-winning drives in 2023 with a bad defense. The team around Smith should be better and this will make Smith better, too.