The Seattle Seahawks seemed to have thrown in the towel on the 2018 season, and it is barely March. In stunning news, the Hawks have traded Michael Bennett for Philly WR Marcus Johnson and a 5th round pick. The Seahawks, a team that has been squirting oil in recent years as they have tried to maintain their dominance of the NFC West saw them miss the playoffs last year as they jettisoned players now seem to be in full rebuild mode.
To top it off, injured Richard Sherman has been saying his goodbyes to teammates all day today amid the silence of the hawks. Not exactly a precipitous fall, but one that has been accelerated by these recent moves.
As far as rebuilding goes for the Seahawks, they have little cap room (4th least), and they have 2 picks in the first 4 rounds of the draft (picks 18 and 120), so they are going to have to be fairly creative in getting fresh players and fielding a competitive team. Like cutting Sherman to free up $11 million.
Methinks Pete Carroll may revisit the college ranks in 2019.