I’ve gotten serious palpations about writing about the Seattle Seahawks. Of all the perennial contenders, no team has as much insane topsy-turvy nonsense going on this off-season. Richard Sherman is a 49er, for Chrissake! Almost everyone of note except Russell Wilson seemed to be on the chopping block, and even Doug Baldwin got in on the act with a cryptic tweet. The Seattle Seahawks are trying to move everything that isn’t nailed down to rebuild, maybe? Who do they nail down in a disaster draft? These sixteen guys make the cut if they don’t get released or traded between now and the time this gets published.
Lost to Free Agency: Jimmy Graham, Luke Joeckel, Sheldon Richardson, Paul Richardson, Deshaun Shead
The No Doubters:
The Seahawks made this far worse on me than it otherwise should have been with their shopping of every good player on their team. Russell Wilson is one of the best players in the NFL, and Wagner an elite linebacker. Baldwin is their only halfway decent skill position player outside Wilson, and Duane Brown was a late-2017 acquisition, so he obviously stays as well. Frank Clark and K.J. Wright are the only remaining decent defenders not rumored to be on the block, so they make the no-doubter list as well.
The More-Than-Likely Staying:
This is where things get dicey. Kam Chancellor might never play in the NFL again, same with Cliff Avril. Chris Carson’s injury might make him not be the same explosive player that we saw last season, and C.J. Prosise might never be healthy. Earl Thomas and Jeremy Lane might be traded, so I might be a moron here. Shaq Griffin, Tyler Lockett, and Jarran Reed are good and cheap but aren’t quite up to the “no-doubter” tier. Justin Britt is a player that exists along the Seahawks offensive line. It’s a godawful line, but can you imagine what his backup looks like?
The Seahawks will let these guys end up on the Arches, Conquistadors, or your favorite team, for the right price. They don’t make the cut to go down with the ship in Seattle.