The Seattle Seahawks might as well accept that they are in rebuild mode.
They’ve hit the bottom of the NFC West after all of their division rivals made last year’s playoffs.
Losing Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos will only drag them down from their 7-10 record in 2021.
Worst yet, they haven’t drafted well as of late, having only three Pro Bowlers in their last 16 first-round draft picks.
If that’s the case, they might be better off tearing everything down and starting from scratch.
A total revamp in Seattle might happen, especially with what Snapback Sports’ Jack Settleman revealed.
Sources tell me the Packers and Chiefs have inquired about DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett’s availability.
Seattle is open to listening to offers for their star WRs but nothing is imminent.
— Jack Settleman (@jacksettleman) March 23, 2022
Settleman said, “Sources tell me the Packers and Chiefs have inquired about DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett‘s availability. Seattle is open to listening to offers for their start WRs but nothing is imminent.”
Trading at least one of their wideouts, if not both, is an indication that the Seahawks have waved the white flag for 2022.
Both players will immediately help the teams they might join, especially legitimate contenders like the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Salary Considerations For Lockett And Metcalf
The Packers and the Chiefs must be willing to pay a hefty price tag for either of these players.
Lockett signed a four-year, $69 million extension last season and it will start to take effect in 2022.
While he will only have a $3.8 million base salary this season, his cap count will escalate from $10 million to $16.7 million and $23.95 million.
On the other hand, Metcalf is on the final year of his rookie deal and he’s due for a massive contract extension.
Lockett finished the 2021 season with 1,175 yards and eight touchdowns, while Metcalf had 967 yards and 12 scores.