The Seattle Seahawks face a troublesome resolution forward of the November 1 commerce deadline with the likelihood for offers ending at 4 p.m. Eastern. Despite low preseason expectations, the Seahawks discover themselves atop the NFC West prompting some hypothesis that common supervisor John Schneider might make a transfer on the deadline.
Pro Football Focus’ Brad Spielberger advised the Seahawks swing a take care of the Texans for veteran go rusher Jerry Hughes. Spielberger’s proposal has the Seahawks touchdown Hughes in change for simply a 2023 fifth-spherical decide.
“Though obviously under very different circumstances, the Seattle Seahawks signed edge defender Carlos Dunlap for the stretch run in 2020 after he pushed his way out of Cincinnati,” Spielberger wrote on October 25, 2022. “Two years later, the Seahawks sit atop the NFC West after Week 7 with Geno Smith at quarterback — whose 83.6 grade is a high-5 mark on the place.
“Seattle’s edge defenders have a cumulative 18.6% pass-rush win rate, which ranks 28th so far this season, and Jerry Hughes is wasting the final years of his strong career on a 1-4-1 Houston Texans squad that’s going nowhere fast. Hughes’ 19.1% pass-rush win rate over the past five seasons is 10th among edge defenders. Playing in a more rotational capacity alongside Uchenna Nwosu and Darrell Taylor could help him remain very effective, even if not at a top-10 level of efficiency. Hughes is also under contract through 2023, and his $5 million owed next season is a good value, even as he’d enter his age-35 season.”
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After spending the earlier 9 seasons with the Bills, Hughes signed a two-12 months, $10 million contract with the Texans over the offseason. Hughes has a a group-pleasant $2 million base wage for this season which jumps up barely to $4 million in 2023.
The veteran go rusher is on tempo to submit a profession excessive in sacks, already notching 5 by means of his seven appearances in 2022. Hughes additionally has 14 tackles, 5 quarterback hits, one interception and one compelled fumble.
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The former first-spherical choice has earned a 73.8 grade from Pro Football Focus for his play this season. Seattle’s protection has improved dramatically in current weeks however including one other go rusher can be sensible, particularly if the value is simply a future day-three draft decide.
The Seahawks protection would probably be the main focus if Seattle opts to make a commerce. ESPN’s Bill Barnwell additionally advised the Seahawks as a potential touchdown spot for Hughes questioning if Seattle will probably be “making a move to compete for a divisional title.”
“I thought the Seahawks might target Robert Quinn before the Bears dealt the edge rusher to the Eagles on Wednesday for a fourth-round pick,” Barnwell defined on October 27. “Getting Quinn beneath the cap would have been robust for Seattle, which could have made a deal harder to wrangle. Texans defender Jerry Hughes can be a inexpensive veteran choice.
“…I’m not so sure that would stop Carroll and general manager John Schneider from making a move to compete for a divisional title. There’s probably nothing drastic in the cards given the cap situation and uncertainty surrounding the Denver pick, but this is the same organization that has made two of the most shocking trades in football over the past three seasons. Anything and everything is perpetually on the table.”