The Seahawks finally landed a difference-maker for their defensive line, a feat they’d been attempting to accomplish since last season ended. Their trade for Giants defensive lineman Leonard Williams gives their roster a serious boost where it was most needed and should help them close the gap with the other NFC contenders – specifically the Eagles, who have more star DL than anyone should know what to do with.
Seattle considered other options too, though. According to a report by Albert Breer at Sports Illustrated, the team engaged in trade talks on several different edge rushers first, including Josh Uche of the Patriots.
“The Seahawks really did look at a lot of different options before trading for Giants defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who’s a big, reliable, disruptive piece for their defensive front. And much of their efforts had been focused on edge-rushers, with talks going pretty deep on players like New England’s Josh Uche…”
Something to file away in case Uche becomes available in the future. For now, the Seahawks should be considered one of the big winners coming out of the trade deadline. A win over the Ravens this week would prove they are fully ready to make a Super Bowl run.
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