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Re: You're the GM!!!!!!
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:17 am
  • Cut: Sherman +$11M in 2018 cap space
    Cut: Avril +$7.125M in 2018 cap space
    Cut: Lane +$4.75M in 2018 cap space
    Cut: Britt +$2.417M in 2018 cap space
    Cut: Ryan +$2M in cap 2018 space
    Cut: Thorpe +$1.85M in 2018 cap space

    Restructure: Wagner +4.605M in 2018 cap space

    Available cap for 2018: $43,884,267

    Trade: Thomas, 2018 pick #18 to Dallas for Zach Martin, 2018 pick #50 (-$841K in cap space)
    Trade: Bennett, 2018 pick #250 to Philadelphia for Marcus Johnson, 2018 pick #156

    UFA Signed / Years / 2018 Cap Hit
    Sheldon Richardson / 5 / $11M
    Andrew Norwell / 5 / $11M
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins / 3 / $5M
    Bradley McDougald / 3 / $3M
    Byron Maxwell / 2 / $2M
    Luke Willson / 2 / $2M
    Dion Jordan / 2 / $2M

    RFA Tenders:
    Dion Jordan / $1.9M

    Extension / 2018 Cap Hit
    Zach Martin / $11M (-$1.659M cap space)

    Contract Details for Richardson, Norwell, and Martin (all get roughly the same deal):
    5 Years $75M
    $30M Total Guaranteed
    $10M Signing Bonus
    2018 and 2019 Salaries Guaranteed
    Year / Age / Salary / Prorated / Cap Number / Dead Money / Cap Savings
    2018 / 26 / $9M / $2M / $11M / $30M / -$30M
    2019 / 27 / $11M / $2M / $13M / $19M / -$19M
    2020 / 28 / $13M / $2M / $15M / $6M / $7M
    2021 / 29 / $15M / $2M / $17M / $4M / $13M
    2022 / 30 / $17M / $2M / $19M / $2M / $15M

    Total contracted players: 47

    Roster Allocation (includes re-signing necessary ERFAs) - 6 additional roster spots: $4.7M
    Additional Draft Allocation: $1.7M
    Practice Squad Allocation $1.3M
    Injury Replacement Allocation: $3.8M

    Remaining 2018 cap space: $89,267
    Remaining 2019 cap space: $60M (estimated)

    Note: if the team needs to open more cap space during the season (to facilitate a trade, for example) the can convert Wilson’s 2018 salary in to a bonus to open up $7.36M.


    Explanation / Reasoning:

    In general, my thinking is that 2018 will be a “transition” year and the team shouldn’t expect to contend for a title. 2019 will be the target starting year for a new title window. With that in mind, no major $$$ should be invested in any player that will be 30 or over at the start of the 2019 season. Earl falls in to that category, hence the trade.

    Dallas has been talked about as a trade partner for obvious reasons. Seattle desperately needs help on the O-Line, and Zach Martin is currently playing on his 5th-year option and has been unable to work out a long-term extension with Dallas after they have given big deals to Frederick and Smith and franchised Lawrence at $17.5M.

    Pairing Martin with Andrew Norwell, arguably the two best guards in the NFL, gives Seattle the foundation for the dominating interior line they need to implement the running attack Pete Caroll favors. Martin and Norwell are also young (26 and 27) and would be in their prime for the entirety of their contracts.

    On the other hand, that’s a lot of money tied up at OG. Justin Britt had a down year and is due a massive roster bonus soon and his cap hit will average almost $9M over the next three seasons unless Seattle cuts him. At the same time, while he showed promise as a rookie, Ethan Pocic struggled against powerful DTs and he would likely be a better fit at C where he would be less often isolated in single blocking. For these reasons, Britt is released. Seattle moves forward with a foundation of LG Norwell, C Pocic, and RG Martin which should be absolutely dominant for the next five years at least.

    Similarly, re-signing Richardson gives the defense a very solid foundation inside, with Reed, Jones, and Richardson. The price is steep but that’s how the market works. Seattle takes a flyer on hometown boy ASJ to replace the aging Graham, and re-signs a few vets (McDougald, Maxwell, Willson) on cap-friendly details for a couple years to ease the transition in to the next SB window.

    Seattle does NOT re-up the contracts of Brown, Wright, Clark, and Lockett. Brown will be 34 at the start of the 2019 season, and didn’t play up to his Pro-Bowl billing in 2017. Seattle also likely still wants to see what it has with George Fant. If Fant looks strong and/or Brown fails to impress, it would make sense to let Brown walk (and possibly recoup a comp pick) and move forward with Fant or another player. KJ will be 30 going in to 2019 which makes giving him a 3rd deal risky - no need to rush in to an extension. Lockett had a down season after his big injury, so Seattle holds off to see what he brings in 2018. Clark is the big decision here. My thinking is that Clark needs to prove it as a full-time starter and (with Bennett and Avril gone) as the primary focus of opponent blocking schemes. If he passes this test with flying colors, he either gets extended or he gets the franchise tag. If he doesn’t, the Seahawks aren’t saddled with a huge contract for an average player.

    As far as the draft goes, after all the moves outlined above, the Seahawks should be able to draft BPA for the most part. Running back remains a question but remember that 2019 is the key year, which gives the team a year to see how the current backs (Carson, Procise, Madden, etc) produce with new coaching and a better O-Line in front of them. Along with RB, linebacker (with a hole at SLB and KJ in a contract year) and safety are two other areas could use attention. Fortunately these are three of the strongest positions in this draft.

    Lastly, the Seahawks would be well-positioned again in 2019 - with a decent amount of cap space and all of their draft picks still in hand.
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Re: You're the GM!!!!!!
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:22 pm
  • If I’m the gm we sign Peter North. He’s got HUGE potential and a LONG history of success.
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Re: You're the GM!!!!!!
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:42 pm
  • A-Dog wrote: Trade: Thomas, 2018 pick #18 to Dallas for Zach Martin, 2018 pick #50 (-$841K in cap space)


    Very cool trade idea. Has win win potential for the teams and the players.
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Re: You're the GM!!!!!!
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:19 pm
  • I want a GDamn LG! Can we do the crap that got us Harvin and Graham to get a legitimate monster at this position? Max is the last key to at least a good defense. A strong guard would go a long way. This is one position I would be willing to overpay for.
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Re: You're the GM!!!!!!
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:03 pm
  • seahawkfreak wrote:I want a GDamn LG! Can we do the crap that got us Harvin and Graham to get a legitimate monster at this position? Max is the last key to at least a good defense. A strong guard would go a long way. This is one position I would be willing to overpay for.


    Earl Thomas for Zach Martin straight up
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Re: You're the GM!!!!!!
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:14 pm
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Re: You're the GM!!!!!!
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:58 pm
  • This is what the NFL Network is going to look at us as this year..

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Re: You're the GM!!!!!!
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:35 am
  • [quote="chris98251"]This is what the NFL Network is going to look at us as this year..

    Good.
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Re: You're the GM!!!!!!
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:46 pm
  • Are Hawks looking at Eric Reid?
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Re: You're the GM!!!!!!
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:48 pm
  • gcolby wrote:Are Hawks looking at Eric Reid?

    I was about to post the same thing ... i think we could have him pretty cheap also
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