Seahawks trade options to save salary cap space
Is Tyler Lockett a trade chip? If Seattle really needs money, these are options to go about it
In Monday morning’s Seaside Joe, we went over what the Seahawks’ salary cap situation would be in the event of Geno Smith signing the non-exclusive franchise tag. In short…
It’s very difficult to execute a complete offseason plan that improves the Seahawks’ roster for 2023 if Seattle has to increase Geno’s salary from the $3.5 million that it was last season to $32.4 million next season. While it is true that the Seahawks are also freeing up a lot of money that was tied up in Russell Wilson’s dead cap hit, part of what made Seattle a better team than expected last season was the net value obtained from the quarterback position.
These particular words are not an argument against Geno coming back. It’s an assessment of the Seahawks 2023 cap situation, of which there is little flexibility because Seattle doesn’t have any quarterback signed to the roster right now.
In the future, I’ll show you the differences in that flexibility if the Seahawks go another route at quarterback. But in today’s bonus post for Regular Joes, I’ll address some potential trade routes that were not in Monday’s earlier article. These are not endorsements of the trades, I’m just showing you the options and these have to be options that Pete and John are weighing to some degree.