It’s tough for Seattle Seahawks fans to remain optimistic nowadays.
Likewise, they are playing in one of the toughest divisions in the NFL because the Rams, Arizona Cardinals, and San Francisco 49ers all made the playoffs last year.
There was a time when the Seahawks were a shoo-in for the postseason.
This time, the tables have turned and they might not make a playoff return any time soon.
Failing to consistently draft quality players, especially in the first round, will set them back for a number of seasons.
But they must start somewhere in making their way back to contention.
Likewise, they are also creating more cap space, as NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport revealed.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 8, 2022
Rapoport tweeted, “The #Seahawks restructured former #Broncos DT Shelby Harris‘ contract to create $3,260,588 in cap room, source said.”
The team converted portions of his $7.5 million salary into a signing bonus.
However, the restructuring will add to his $9 million cap hit for the 2023 season.
Clearing Room For DK Metcalf?
Harris’ contract restructuring might not be the last from the Seahawks as they try to clear room for DK Metcalf’s mega-extension.
Metcalf did not attend the mandatory minicamp in hopes of getting a lucrative extension.
He is in the final year of his rookie contract and he doesn’t qualify for a fifth-year option because he was drafted in the second round.
Therefore, the Seahawks might convert more money to clear space for their star wide receiver.