3 Players the Seahawks Can Trade for to Fix Their Pass Rush

Max Staley
Three players the Seattle Seahawks could add to fix their pass-rushing problem.
Three players the Seattle Seahawks could add to fix their pass-rushing problem. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

With Russell Wilson playing at a truly historic level, the Seattle Seahawks are a legitimate Super Bowl contender. But this team has one fatal flaw: the pass-rushing unit. That issue reared its head on Sunday night, when Seattle recorded just 1 pressure on Kyler Murray's 48 drop backs.

Even if Wilson continues eviscerating every opponent he faces, it's hard to imagine this team hoisting the Lombardi Trophy if the Seahawks don't address this lackluster pass-rush. Here are three names they could potentially add at the Trade Deadline to do just that.

3. Carlos Dunlap Or Geno Atkins

The Cincinnati Bengals have a bright future ahead thanks to Joe Burrow. However, their prospects for the 2020 season are anything but bright. It's safe to assume the Bengals will be looking to sell off some veteran talent at the deadline. Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap appear to be the most logical targets, as there have already made been some trade rumblings coming out of Cincinnati surrounding those two. Though both are getting up there in age, Atkins and Dunlap would both be huge upgrades over what Seattle has currently. Financially it could prove to be tough, but John Schneider should be able to figure out how to make something work if need be.

2. Dante Fowler Or Takkarist McKinley

Similarly, the Atlanta Falcons are coming off yet another devastating, last-second loss. Sitting at 1-6, this team has to be thinking about rebuilding. Dante Fowler and Takkarist McKinley are probably their most attractive edge rushers from a trade perspective. McKinley would be the more realistic of the two as he's still on his rookie deal, while Fowler would come with a much heftier price tag – both financially and with what Seattle would have to give up.

1. Ryan Kerrigan

Trading for Ryan Kerrigan feels like the most realistic target that would still give Seattle a huge boost. Kerrigan has been buried on a remarkably young and deep Washington front seven, only playing more than 50% of the team's snaps twice this season. Despite that limited opportunity, Kerrigan has remained as productive as ever, racking up 4 sacks through 7 games. Playing on the last year of his deal, Kerrigan is a natural piece for the 2-5 Football Team to think about trading.

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