The Seattle Seahawks Make a Splash Move at NFL Trade Deadline
The NFL Trade Deadline can either be an exhilarating event or go completely unnoticed, depending on the level of activity from teams leading up to the wire. This season, the Seattle Seahawks found themselves in the midst of an intriguing situation as they made a significant move to acquire Leonard Williams from the New York Giants. With the recent loss of their top edge players due to Uchenna Nwosu’s season-ending surgery, it was widely anticipated that the Seahawks would be actively seeking reinforcements. And it seems those assumptions were not entirely unfounded, as reports suggest the team was also in talks to acquire New England Patriots’ edge rusher, Josh Uche.
Adding Depth for the Future
Josh Uche is set to become a free agent after this season, making him a potential offseason target for the Seahawks if he becomes available on the market. A similar situation applies to Leonard Williams and Montez Sweat, both of whom are in the final year of their contracts. Sweat, notably, was recently traded from the Washington Commanders to the Chicago Bears in exchange for a second-round pick. As mentioned earlier, the Seahawks were actively engaged in discussions and thoroughly evaluated other linemen who were potentially available for trade. It remains unclear whether the Seahawks ultimately pursued the trade for Williams due to the high asking price for players like Uche, Sweat, or even Chase Young. Alternatively, it could simply be that Williams was the player they favored the most among the available options. Nevertheless, this report confirms that the Seahawks were actively seeking to bolster their roster by adding talent from outside.