Aaron Curry could get traded by Seattle Seahawks: A fan’s outlook

The Seattle Seahawks might be considering a trade that would involve sending linebacker Aaron Curry(notes) to a new team. It seems that a renegotiated deal combined with a struggling Seahawks team could lead to the franchise parting ways with the recent first round draft choice.

According to Mike Sando at ESPN, the Seahawks are amenable to a trade due to "their actions when they shortened his contract in exchange for lowering some of the guaranteed money." The restructuring of his deal was definitely something that could help out the cap space for Seattle, but even more so if the franchise decided to part with the linebacker.

Curry was the No. 4 overall selection of the 2009 NFL Draft, and received a lot of buzz almost immediately. It would be a shame if the current regime in Seattle decided that he was a bust though, because he was a very expensive addition both monetarily and because of his high selection in the draft. The team could have gone in several other directions, but had decided that Curry was the type of player that could make a huge difference on defense.

In his first season with Seattle, Curry had 61 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles. Last year he bumped those totals to 73 tackles and 3.5 sacks, but the Seahawks may need much more from him to find success in 2011. In week one against the San Francisco 49ers, Curry ended up with five tackles in a great defensive showing by the team as a whole. It would seem that he deserves some of the credit for helping shut down the offense of the 49ers, and that the 25-year old does do well in the middle of the field.

It's hard to project exactly what Seattle could get for Curry, but hopefully it would be a group of draft picks if the Seahawks front office decided it was time to part ways with him He is definitely a talent in the right defensive sets, but whether the current coaching staff thinks he will succeed in the Seattle system is a different question. If Seattle loses a few games and falls out of contention for the NFC West, it will become very likely that Curry could be traded to a contender.

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*Ryan Christopher DeVault is a lifelong fan of the Seattle Seahawks that continues to hold out hope that the team is heading in the right direction with a new coach, a weak NFC West, and some great young players on defense.

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Updated Friday, Sep 16, 2011