Transcendent free agent slams any hope of Seattle Seahawks acquiring him

Seattle needs to create cap room to sign any free agent.

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The Seattle Seahawks do not have any cap room currently. Literally, they have negative cap space, according to Spotrac. 12s might not know when the tough decisions for cap casualties will come but come they will as releasing expensive players is the easiest way to make cap room. Then the decisions come about what to do with the newfound money.

Obviously, Seattle is not going to want to hamstring new head coach Mike Macdonald with a diminished roster, especially defensively. While Seattle relieved Pete Carroll of his coaching duties this offseason, the team was still only one victory away from making the postseason for the 11th time in 14 seasons. Seattle should have a roster good enough to make a playoff run in 2024 as well.

Seattle needs to improve the interior of its defensive line, though. Leonard Williams was good this past season after coming over in a trade, but he is a free agent. He would be expensive to re-sign but Seattle needs to try. One player who seemingly Seattle has no hope to get, however, is Kansas City Chiefs' star defensive tackle, Chris Jones.

Seattle Seahawks very unlikely to sign Chris Jones

Jones is likely to cost north of $20 million a season to sign. The Seahawks could conceivably make that much room (and more) by releasing players such as Jamal Adams, Quandre Diggs, Tyler Lockett, and others. All the money made by those releases would be more than enough to sign Jones, but money doesn't seem like the main issue with Seattle adding the All-Pro player.

Jones appears to stay with the Chiefs, even though there seemed to be some contentious haggling over Jones' contract before this season. He was pretty clear about his intentions while speaking at the Chiefs Super Bowl victory parade last week, however, as Jones said, "I got on this stage last year and I said: 'run it back, run it back.' But you know what? I want that three-peat. And for those who want Chris Jones gone, I ain’t going nowhere, baby. I’m going to be here this year, and the year after that. I need that three-peat."

He certainly isn't going to repeat as a Seahawk, though his joining the team and then Seattle winning three straight Super Bowls would be dreamy. Even if Seattle could afford Jones, he also wants to keep winning Super Bowls. That likely means he will just stay with the Chiefs.


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