Seahawks

Seahawks still haven't signed Wright to a deal -- but why?

Seahawks

This offseason for the Seahawks has been a busy one for the team if we take a look at what has happened over the past few weeks.

For the Seahawks, they took free agency very seriously by signing key free agents like Carlos Dunlap, Poona Ford, Ahkello Witherspoon, Gerald Everett, Chris Carson and Benson Mayowa.

They also made use of the three NFL Draft picks by signing WR D'Wayne Eskridge, CB Tre Brown and tackle Stone Forsythe to the team.

So far so good for the Seahawks, wouldn’t you say?

But there is one longtime Seahawk that is still on the market and there has been no update as of yet on him.

Where the heck is KJ Wright?

Wright has said that he is not taking a discount and wants to be paid accordingly.

That is fair, sure. 

But now those months have passed since the season ended, what is his endgame in all of this?

It’s hard to tell exactly what market Wright continues to have after the first wave of free agency, the second wave, and the draft have all passed us now.

He and the Cowboys have long been rumored to share a mutual interest, but that flirtation took a hit when Dallas drafted two linebackers last week during the draft.

So, now what? Will Wright take a lesser deal with the Seahawks or another team? 

As it stands, the Seahawks cap space is listed on overthgcap.com as $7.5 million.

 

Its not much, and Wright isn’t probably looking for a number so low.

But hey, maybe the Seahawks can give him a one-year deal that is a solid amount and give him an opportunity to prove to other teams that he is worth the money.

And to be clear, Wright has been a  huge part of Seattle's success in the defense and is a vocal veteran leader to the entire team as a whole.

Having another voice like Wright there would only help this team come full circle with the number of changes that have come to this offseason.

Maybe Seattle can get a deal to keep him, but time will tell at this point before the season starts.

The Seahawks prioritized filling other positions that needed to be filled.

Now it's time to bring Wright back home to put it all together.

Pete Carroll and John Schneider, you guys know what you need to do.