Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett would not take up a lot wage cap house in 2021 or 2022. (Getty)
The numbers are in for the Seahawks for the primary month of free company and they’re attention-grabbing.
The Seahawks signed 4 gamers in free company and traded for guard Gabe Jackson. The numbers turned out to be lower than anticipated. The Seahawks turned Jackson’s $11 million a yr contract right into a three-year deal price $22.525 million. That’s roughly across the three-year, $22.5 million deal guard Kevin Zeitler signed with the Baltimore Ravens.
What makes that attention-grabbing is these numbers characterize that Zeitler and Jackson had been the Seahawks’ prime two choices at guard. Zeitler signed first as a result of he needed to remain on the East Coast and Baltimore was his most well-liked vacation spot.
The worth in free company for including to the line of defense turned out to be cheaper than initially reported. It was reported defensive finish Kerry Hyder signed a three-year, $16.5 million deal, nevertheless it turned out to be a two-year deal for $6.5 million, $3.25 million a yr, which is $2.25 million lower than reported. Defensive sort out Al Woods contract got here by Wednesday. As a substitute of the one-year, $3 million deal that was first reported, Woods signed a one-year deal at $2.5 million.
They obtained tight finish Gerald Everett on a one-year, $6 million contract. That’s $1 million lower than the deal tight finish Greg Olsen signed final offseason.
The Seahawks spent rather less than reported on their re-signings, too. It was first thought defensive finish Carlos Dunlap signed for $8.8 million a yr. The true deal was two-years for $13.6 million. Benson Mayowa signed a two-year contract at $7.62 million.
The offensive line re-signings additionally got here out effectively. Ethan Pocic obtained one-year at $3 million. Cedric Ogbuehi signed a one-year, $2.3 million contract to be the backup sort out. That’s what he signed final yr. This was Jordan Simmons’ restricted free company yr. To maintain him as a restricted free agent, the Seahawks would have needed to tender him at $2.133 million. They reduce him as an alternative and re-signed him again on a one-year, $1.2 million contract.
Particular groups Professional Bowler Nick Bellore re-signed with a two-year, $4.5 million deal. Operating again Chris Carson got here again on a two-year, $10.425 million deal.
The large deal concerned vast receiver Tyler Lockett. He did get a four-year, $69 million contract, however its construction is cap pleasant.
The Seahawks gave him a signing bonus in 2021 and he will get an possibility bonus in 2022. By doing that, the Seahawks had been capable of get good cap numbers for the primary two years of the deal. He has a $9.25 million cap quantity this yr and $10.05 million cap quantity in 2022. The place that’s vital is the cap may not make an enormous soar subsequent season.
These cap numbers give the Seahawks the prospect to nonetheless slot in a long-term take care of security Jamal Adams. The $5 million cap financial savings from the Lockett deal leaves the Seahawks $7.682 million beneath the cap. They will nonetheless do enterprise.