The 2021 NFL season has been nothing short of a disappointment for the Seattle Seahawks. With a 5-8 record as of Week 14, Seahawks fans might already be looking ahead to the offseason.
Considering the success that Seattle has seen over the last decade or so, it wouldn't be surprising to see the organization move on from a handful of players over the offseason in hopes that things will get better in 2022.
Here's a look at three players who might not be on the Seahawks' roster for the 2022 NFL season.
Seattle Seahawks Rumors
1. Alex Collins, Running Back
Alex Collins saw his usage increase this year when No. 1 running back Chris Carson went down with a season-ending neck injury. While Collins did have a 100-yard rushing performance earlier in the campaign, he's been largely unimpressive for the most part. Considering that Collins will be 28 next season, he's likely as good as he'll ever be. Meanwhile, Carson, DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer are all signed through 2022 while Rashaad Penny has emerged as the team's current starter after Week 14. With Collins being an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year, there isn't much incentive to bring him back unless the Seahawks are unsure about Carson's future.
2. L.J. Collier, Defensive Lineman
Defensive lineman L.J. Collier has fallen out of favor in Seattle. He went from starting each of the Seahawks' 16 games in 2020 to play in just six this season (zero starts), often being a healthy scratch. He'll be making just over $3.4 million in 2022, which isn't the type of money any team wants to pay to sit on the bench more often than not. Plus, his name was heavily involved in trade rumors ahead of the November trade deadline. This is only Collier's third NFL season, so he should still have a lot of gas in the tank. However, if this season is any indication of his standing with the organization, he'll likely have to burn that gas elsewhere next year.
3. Duane Brown, Offensive Tackle
Offensive tackle Duane Brown has finally started to look his age this season. While he has a respectable 73.3 overall ProFootballFocus grade, he's allowed eight sacks so far this season — the fourth-most among tackles. It also doesn't help that he's done this while making $9.85 million on the year. Brown will also be a free agent this offseason and there's no way that Seattle should be willing to bring him back if that's the type of money he's after again. The Seahawks are better off looking for a replacement in the draft or free agency because they can get his production (or better) for a lot cheaper.
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