Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks

Less than 24 hours after Yannick Ngakoue shared a post to his Instagram that looked like he was at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Ngakoue has dropped another hint on his NFL future. 

His latest Instagram post features a bird-like emoji with the words “…VULTURE.”

Some people aren’t convinced that Ngakoue’s emoji is referring to a vulture. Could it be a Philadelphia Eagles reference? How about the Atlanta Falcons? Or maybe, just maybe Ngakoue is referring to the Seattle Seahawks.

First of all, the Eagles are a real possibility here. One look at Ngakoue’s recent likes show that he has interest in posts involving Philly. Not to mention if you type in the word “eagle” into emojipedia, the emoji used in his Instagram story is a match. 

As for Atlanta, the Falcons just signed pass rusher Dante Fowler. The third-overall pick in 2015 recorded a career-high 11.5 sacks for the LA Rams last season and is expected to join Takk McKinley as the Falcons’ primary pass rushers. This makes Atlanta an unlikely suitor for the Pro Bowl defensive end.

 

Here’s what we know about Seattle: 

The Seahawks need help on their defensive line, especially if Jadeveon Clowney decides to depart in free agency. The Jacksonville Jaguars placed a franchise tag on Ngakoue six days ago. While the veteran defensive end could be a possible option for Seattle, as Seahawks Insider Joe Fann mentioned, it would require a trade of valuable draft capital. Ngakoue would also likely ask for a new contract rather than a tag worth $19 million.

The trade route certainly complicates things for the Seahawks, but it is conceivable to think Ngakoue could end up in a green, navy blue and wolf gray in 2020. 

And those SeaTac Airport hints? Those don’t go away either. 

Geoff Mosher could be right though, maybe he just likes bird sanctuaries? We’ll let you be the judge. 

NBCSNW will keep tracking.