Seahawks Free Agency 2016

Re-Sign Jon Ryan, P: 4 years, $10 million, $2.4 million

Grade: C-

Oh Seahawks, what are you doing?

It’s like they want to have no cap space ever. There’s never a reason to pay a decent punter like Ryan more than maybe 2 mil a year. This is a long-term $2.5 mil per year contract and it’s kind of inexplicable.

I guess I’ll chalk it up to arrogance within the organization again. But it’s looking more and more like stupidity.



Re-Sign Jermaine Kearse, WR: 3 years, $13.5 million

Grade: B-

I’m surprised the Seahawks weren’t able to sign him for less, but Kearse has come up big in big moments.

He’s also a willing blocker who runs good routes and has good hands. He’s clearly the type of player they want in the room.

You’d just prefer it at less than $4 million per year.



Re-Sign Jeremy Lane, CB: 4 years, $23 million, $11 million

Grade: D

This is too much money, especially for a guy that hasn’t really proven anything. He’s an all right fill-in option at Nickel getting paid like a fringe starter.

I didn’t like the Rubin resigning, I don’t like this one.



Re-Sign Athyba Rubin, DT: 3 years, $12 million

Grade: C-

Rubin was all right for the Seahawks last year and probably isn’t ever going to reach his potential.

Paying him $4 million a year represents a little bit of arrogance from the Seahawks as they believe their scheme can work with inferior players since they’re essentially replacing Mebane with Rubin.

I don’t think that’s going to work out too well.