Seattle Seahawks Offseason Needs: Secondary
Jamal Adams is a big investment for this Seattle organization. It cost a lot to get him and it costs just as much to keep him. The worst part is the results haven’t been showing as much as the Seahawks would like. Adams has yet to play 13 or more games in a season for Seattle and the 2021 season saw his tackles for loss drop to a career low.
On top of that, two starters could leave in free agency with DJ Reed and Sidney Jones. If that is in fact what happens, then secondary is going to be an emphasis for this Seattle defense during the offseason. Especially since they ranked 31st for passing yards allowed, giving up 4,513 yards.
When Seattle was dominating, the secondary was the driving force of not only the defense but really the entire team. In a division that has the high-powered offenses of the Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers, rebuilding this secondary will be a priority. The Seahawks have to be able to stop the pass against those teams and they simply couldn’t in 2021.
The unit already has strong monetary investments, but now might be the time to put in some draft capital. With the ninth overall pick, there’s a good chance that Seattle could land one of the top three defensive backs in the class. That would go a long way in jump starting this secondary.