3 Most Likely K.J. Wright Free-Agent Destinations Following 2021 NFL Draft
The 2021 NFL Draft has come and gone, which means teams are turning their attention back to free agency to address any lingering needs. One player who could potentially help improve a team's defense is former Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright.
In 2020, Wright suited up in each of the Seahawks' 16 games, recording 86 total tackles, 10 passes defended, an interception and a forced fumble. The former Pro-Bowler has spent his entire 10-season career with Seattle, so it might take some time to adjust to seeing him in a different uniform when that does happen.
With that being said, here's a look at three of the most likely free-agent destinations for Wright.
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3. Las Vegas Raiders
Sometimes free-agent signings can come down to connections. Wright has a connection with the Las Vegas Raiders in the form of their defensive coordinator, Gus Bradley. He held the same job in Seattle when Wright was starting in the league, so the bond is there. The Raiders don't necessarily need another linebacker but depth is never a bad thing, especially if they can get Wright on a team-friendly deal because of his Bradley connection.
2. Dallas Cowboys
Fewer teams make more sense to sign Wright than the Dallas Cowboys. For starters, the team's defensive coordinator, Dan Quinn, assumed the same role for the Seahawks when they played in the Super Bowl back in 2013 and 2014. Wright already told Sports Illustrated back in March that the Cowboys are one of his "dream teams" and has talked highly about Quinn. If Dallas regains interest and wants to improve their defense beyond what they've done this offseason, they might circle back to Wright.
1. Seattle Seahawks
If Wright re-signed in Seattle, no one would be really surprised. After all, he's spent his entire career with the Seahawks organization, so it's clear that there's a real bond there. Head coach Pete Carroll recently said that he had been speaking to Wright and said that the "door is not closed" on the linebacker staying in town. Considering Wright was a big part of the "Legion of Boom" back in its prime, Seahawks fans would love it if a deal came to fruition.
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