It feels difficult to get a sense of direction these days, as the Seattle Seahawks are currently in-between head coaches and in the midst of the most massive shift in the front office in 15 years.
Until the team announces a replacement for Pete Carroll, we’ll do what we can to project what might go down this coming offseason. At the very least, we have our own ideas about how to re-shape this roster in 2024 – beginning with deciding how to treat their 23-strong free agent class. There are a few tough decisions that could go either way, but we feel Bobby Wagner and Leonard Williams are both worth keeping around, despite their age clashing with an ongoing youth movement.
On the other side of the coin, all of the offensive linemen who are about to hit free agency should be allowed to walk, among others.
One guy we couldn’t decide on in either case was inside linebacker Jordyn Brooks, who’s coming off a career-best year but entering into a difficult offseason situation contract-negotiation wise.
There’s a strong case to re-sign Brooks, especially given his improvement in coverage this season. Then again, the Seahawks can’t continue to pour resources into the back end of their defense when their roster is so deficient in other more important places – namely the offensive line.
Brooks is a valuable defender when he’s playing at his best like he was in 2023. However, that also means he’s in line for a serious raise. Spotrac is projecting his next contract’s market value at $13.8 million per season.
That’s a pretty significant cap investment at a non-premier position for a team that’s already hampered by over-bloated contracts in the back seven. Re-signing Leonard Williams will not come cheap and there won’t be much to go around after that unless general manager John Schneider makes some pretty dramatic roster cuts.
Consider us on the fence about this one. Tell us what you think the Seahawks should do with Brooks in the comments.
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