The Seahawks off-season already saw drastic changes to the coaching staff, but more could be in the works, specifically when it comes to Seattle's defense. Peter King from Sports Illustrated and Monday Morning Quarterback joined The Furness Show today from the Super Bowl at Radio Row in Minneapolis and said the defense could look a lot different to start next season.
"It's the beginning of other overhauls on this team. I would be very surprised if there weren't major changes on the defense and if the defense doesn't have a much different look at the start of next season. Nothing is forever in the NFL, especially when you play the psychical style that the Seattle Seahawks play."
Last week, Earl Thomas explained why he doesn't feel comfortable playing for the Seahawks without a long-term contract extension. The 28-year-old free-safety is also in the final year of his four-year, $40 million contract. Similarly, Kam Chancellor's future with the Seahawks seems up in the air right now, after the 29-year-old strong-safety posted this picture on Instagram. Chancellor still has three years left on his three-year 36 million contract, but he is rehabbing from a neck injury he suffered against Arizona on November 9. Then, there's Richard Sherman who also suffered a torn Achilles against the Cardinals in week 10 of the season. Sherman is 29-years-old and is in the final year of his four-year, 56 million contract with a 13.2 million cap hit in 2018.
King added the changes are necessary on defense if the Seahawks want to stay on top in the NFC West.
"This is a team that needs to be different to be competitive in a much improved division. There's a good chance right now, as we sit here, Seattle is the third best team in the division, because the Rams are better and the 49ers might be better."
You can listen to the full interview with Peter King above, or in the full hour of the show, here.
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