— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 3, 2021
Just a couple of quick thoughts on this…
Firstly, whatever the compensation, this is a good move. It was becoming increasingly clear that the Seahawks were not impressed with Witherspoon. He failed to create an impression and had lost out in the competition to start.
Moving on and getting something, anything, in return is fine.
(Edit — it’s been revealed the compensation is a 2023 fifth round pick)
However, it does again highlight a glaring issue on the roster.
Seattle goes into the off-season searching for answers at corner. They’ll hope Tre Flowers really is better this time. They want Sidney Jones to push for a starting gig.
Yet at least at this initial stage, it’s difficult to be optimistic about the position.
And just as a year ago Seattle started the season with an inadequate pass rush — you have to hope that cornerback isn’t going to be the 2021 version.
It’s also worth noting that while the Seahawks save $1.5m by making this trade, they absorb $1.25m in dead money this year and next year.
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