Even though nestled far into its own little corner of the Pacific Northwest, far and away from much of the nation, Seattle is a city known for many things – Starbucks, grunge rock, salmon-throwing (?!) and all of the tech startups this side of Silicon Valley, Seattle takes one thing VERY seriously. Football. So, it only makes sense that there should be an XFL team in the Emerald City. And if you’re anything that resembles a ‘Hawks fan, it would only make sense that their first win of the season would come in a game decided by one score.
I’ve highlighted the top 4 unrestricted free agents that would be worth Seattle’s money to bring back. One or two of these players, if resigned, would help the team moving forward.
GM John Schneider is no stranger to making big acquisitions via free agency. His works include the signings of Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, Jimmy Graham and a bevy of others that have contributed to the Seahawks in a major way. With an estimated 50.7M in cap space, and a roster full of immediate needs, one would like the chances of Schneider making a go at another splash signing this off-season. The Seahawks have already proven that they were just a play or two away from competing for it all, or at the very least, came within inches of shaking up the entire NFC Playoff picture against their division rivals, the San Francisco 49ers. As we all now know, the 49ers went on to play Super Bowl LIV.
Among such teams, the Seattle Seahawks seemed to enjoy a bit of a “surprise” season, as many in the media have coined it, with many experts (and pundits alike) still viewing Seattle as being in its rebuilding years. Just don’t tell that Pete Carroll and John Schneider. The head coach and GM super-tandem have been at this for a decade now, compiling an impressive regular-season record of 100-59. What’s even more impressive is the team’s 8-4 record in the post-season in that same span, including 2 Super Bowl appearances and 1 Super Bowl win, Seattle’s first-ever NFL title. Earlier success of the team in the last decade was clearly due to one of the most imposing defenses in the history of football – the Legion of Boom.