Despite having one of the least productive seasons of his career, there is speculation that he will play better in Seattle due to having more interest in competing on the field and overall effort in preparation.
On the daily Locked On Seahawks podcast, Seahawks beat reporter Corbin Smith and NFL Draft analyst Rob Rang discussed the acquisition of the newest Seattle pass rusher and were both excited to see what he will bring to Pete Carroll’s defense for the remainder of 2020. A larger factor in the excitement from both hosts is due to the fact that they believe Dunlap had lost interest in what the Bengals were doing, and he will be more engaged and show more effort with Seattle.
Smith: He was dealing with a difficult situation in Cincinnati. The Bengals were moving on from him. They were starting to play some younger guys and felt like he was not part of the game plan so he was actively doing would he could to get out of Cincinnati. I think getting him to Seattle with a team that is a true Super Bowl contender, you are going to see a rejuvenated Dunlap and I would forget about the fact that he has just one sack and four quarterback hits this year. I think he is really going to step up his game now being somewhere where he feels wants and being on a team that is going somewhere. That is something the Bengals cannot say in 2020.