Seahawks Make Quality Lineups in Dre’Mont Jones, Julian Love
pencil San Francisco 49ers is the best NFC West in 2023 and you do it at your own risk. After shelling that Seattle Seahawks football team Having suffered at the hands of the 49ers after the season, they have taken important steps to remedy the shortage of talent on the roster. Fall arrives, Kyle Shanahan and Co. better get ready for the 49ers, the Seahawks competition returns to full force.
The Seahawks’ bumper season began with the re-signing of Geno Smith. After a breakout Pro-Bowl season in the early 30s, he signed a three-year, $105 million deal. It includes $27.3 million guaranteed at signing.
The guarantee itself was nearly $10 million more than he made as an NFL quarterback during his 10-year NFL career. However, the agreement is extremely friendly with the team for the Seahawks. The $52 million he owes in his first year, Smith only gets the full amount if he’s on the list for a calendar year. Also, his cap for the 2023 season is just $10 million, and if he is released after the upcoming season, his 2024 cap is $17.4 million. With the NFL’s lead in percentage completion signed in a team-friendly deal, the Seahawks were able to stay active in free agency.
For the Seahawks to improve their performance on August 9, 2022, they desperately need better personnel to fight the track. According to Football Outsiders, the Seahawks have the 25th worst defensive rush in DVOA in the league. That was exploited by the 49ers in the knockout stages.
Brock Purdy threw impressively over 300 yards and four touchdowns, but he probably wouldn’t have delivered those eye-catching passing stats without his beastly display on the ground. . Christian McCaffrey averaged 7.9 yards per take and Deebo Samuel averaged 10.7. With the 49ers able to consistently take out the Seahawks on the ground, it opened up the rest of the field to the 49ers’ wide receivers. Three of them – Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk and Jauan Jennings – averaged more than 20 yards per reception.
The Seahawks’ biggest move in freelancing was the signing of Dre’Mont Jones. According to Next Gen Stats, Jones has the 10th highest Run-Stuff Rate in the league. He is also a versatile player, able to pass both in and out. Jones is also a capable passer. He has scored 6.5 times in the net over the past two seasons.
He’s not the only addition the Seahawks made to their defense. They brought in 2016 second pick Jarran Reed. In his final season with the Seahawks – 2020 – they have the seventh best defensive rush DVOA in the NFL.
Reed isn’t the only former Seahawk the franchise has signed on this season. The captain has gone home. They brought in Bobby Wagner after a season in the same league The Los Angeles Rams.
Wagner may not be as explosive a player as he was during his Legion of Boom years, but he is still a highly productive player as a full-back. Pro Football Focus has ranked him as the best player on the Rams in 2022.
The signing of Julian Love marks an improvement in the Seahawks’ defense on all three levels. Of all the safe people in the NFL, those with counted at least 150 tackles over the last three seasons, Love missed the second least. He will be paired in the spin-off with Jamal Adams.
Thanks to a trade with Russell Wilson, in addition to all these defensive improvements, the Seahawks still have two picks in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft – including a 5th place overall.
For the gamblers out there, it’s time to bet not only on the Seahawks to win the NFC West, but also to have them attend the Super Bowl. They have a strong roster that will continue to improve with the draft being only a month away.