Could Ndamukong Suh be a fit for the Seattle Seahawks?
The Seattle Seahawks this past season went 10-6 during the regular season. They ended up losing to the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the playoffs, as they relied far too much on their running game.
Head coach Pete Carroll and the rest of the organization has done a fantastic job of rebuilding this team. After they won the Super Bowl in 2014, the team had a lot of turnover.
They ended up letting go of their aging defensive lineman, Kam Chancellor who had to retire because of a neck injury, and the infamous Richard Sherman was traded away to the San Francisco 49ers. They did all of this so they could rebuild the roster through the draft. This allowed them to have a reasonable cap expenditure while also sporting a young and fresh roster.
The Seahawks have the third-youngest team in the league with an average age of 25.5 years, according to Spotrac.com, They’ll have around $60 million in cap space to use this summer. Most of that will go to their all-pro linebacker Bobby Wagner. However, there still should be enough money left over for them to take a flyer on a veteran to bolster either side of the ball.
With that said, the Seahawks have a definite opportunity to build a championship contender for 2019. They need to be able to fight off the 13-3 and now NFC champions, Los Angeles Rams, out of their division.
A wise man once said defense wins championships. There’s no reason the team shouldn’t look to add a serious upgrade at defensive tackle to create pressure at the point of the attack. Somebody who opposing teams would fear.
That man is Ndamukong Suh.
Suh is 31 years old, and his contract with the Rams is expiring. For the Rams this season, he’s had 4.5 sacks with 59 tackles and four pass deflections. Even though those numbers aren’t very impressive, his presence alone allowed Dante Fowler Jr. to force pressure off the edge.
Stealing Suh away from the Rams would not only be petty but very smart. It would give a Rams a taste of their own medicine twice a year and give the Seahawks a very solid front seven.
Moving forward the Seahawks have the chance to truly make a title contender. Where they spend their cap space will affect the entire season. Suh would only make their defense even better.