The Quinton Dunbar era in Seattle has begun.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported Monday, the Washington Redskins have traded cornerback Quinton Dunbar to the Seahawks. Adam Schefter says Seattle will send a fifth-round pick to Washington as a part of the deal.
NBC Sports Washington Redskins Insider JP Finlay confirmed the Dunbar trade on Monday.
Dunbar is much better than a 5th round pick but the Redskins had no leverage and wanted to move on. Ron Rivera has been very clear he wants guys that are all in. Dunbar wanted out.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) March 23, 2020
Seattle got a good player in Dunbar that could really show out in the Seahawks defense. Could be headed for a big payday next season— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) March 23, 2020
The Redskins reportedly began shopping Dunbar this week, after their top cornerback requested to be traded in February. In 2019, Dunbar started 11 games for the Redskins, tallying 37 combined tackles, eight passes defended and a career-high four interceptions.
This Seahawks have been looking to improve the cornerback position with Shaquill Griffin entering the final year of his contract and Tre Flowers struggling in 2019.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he believed Flowers could make a third-year jump, similar to that of Griffin, who is coming off the first Pro Bowl of his career. The addition of Dunbar, however, gives the Seahawks an insurance policy in the case Flowers is not ready to make a solid step forward.
Stay tuned for more on this trade via Seahawks Insider Joe Fann.