Coming off a disappointing loss in the NFC Divisional Round last season, the Seattle Seahawks came into 2020 looking to make some clear upgrades to make sure they get past that point next season.
With plenty of cap space heading into the offseason, the Seahawks did a good job of spending in places they needed to. While not every issue was fixed, here are the three best moves the Seahawks made this offseason.
1. Sign Greg Olsen
Greg Olsen is still one of the best tight ends in the NFL when healthy. Problem is, that second part has been a real issue for the last couple of years. Regardless, this is a solid signing for a team that puts emphasis on the tight end in the passing game. Olsen is also a solid, agile blocker and can be helpful in the open field when Russell Wilson is running around. On just a one-year deal, this move could be a huge hit if Olsen is able to play even just most of a season at his normal level.
2. Sign Bruce Irvin
Similar to Olsen, Bruce Irvin is on the back side of his career. Seattle was tied for the second-fewest sacks in 2019, so getting viable pass rushers was a major need, especially with the potential departure of Jadeveon Clowney. Irvin returns to Seattle after being the Seahawks' first-round pick in 2012, so there's some familiarity between the two. He might not be what he used to be, but Irvin is still productive (8.5 sacks in 2019) and he can help this team both on the field and as a veteran in the locker room, bringing back some of that Legion of Boom attitude.
3. Re-Signing Mike Iupati
The Seahawks went on a much-needed offensive line spending spree this offseason, signing four offensive linemen. But bringing back Mike Iupati on a one-year, deal could be one of their best moves of the offseason. With an offensive line that could feature as many as three new starters, Iupati can be a leader of the new crew as that transition is made. Having played in his first full 16-game season since 2012, bringing Iupati back on a cheap deal could really help this unit.
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