The Seahawks offensive line was exposed several times this season and needs to improve if they want to go deep in the 2017-18 playoff picture
Russell Wilson’s ability to escape the pocket made up for it at times, but the line had trouble in both pass protection and run blocking.
The Seahawks finished the season with a starting line of George Fant at left tackle, Mark Glowinski at left guard, Justin Britt at center, Germain Ifedi at right guard and Garry Gilliam at right tackle and were ranked among the worst in the league.
We take a look 5 offensive lineman on free agency or a possible trade opportunity that the Seahawks need to consider.
Joe Thomas – Cleveland Browns
The Seahawks need a veteran to lead their young offensive line and there is none better then 10 x pro baller Joe Thomas.
Thomas, 32, is arugbably the best offensive tackle in the game today and before the start of the 2011 season Joe Thomas and the Cleveland Browns agreed to a record setting seven-year $84 million extension with $44 million guaranteed, seeing Thomas ties to the franchise until the end of the 2018-19 season.
Thomas will earn a base salary of $8,300,000 next season, a salary the Seahawks are capable of paying under their current cap space.
The Seahawks need to trade for Joe Thomas to improve a line that helped produce Russel Wilson’a worst season in the NFL and they need to protect their No.1 guy going forward.
Get it done Seattle.