Patriots: 4 Stephon Gilmore destinations that would’ve hurt more
By Jerry Trotta
2. Seattle Seahawks
It feels like the Seahawks have been desperate to add an elite cornerback to their secondary for years. Jamal Adams was a nice acquisition — though they gave up far too much to poach him from the Jets — but the All-Pro safety is more known for his presence at the line of scrimmage than his prowess in coverage.
The bottom line is that Seattle ranks 28th in passing yards allowed per game. They’re allowing nearly eight yards per pass attempt and have just one interception on the season. That isn’t conducive to long-term success and they’re honestly lucky to be sitting at 2-2 through four weeks.
Pete Carroll has tried a myriad of different looks, but no combination has worked. While Gilmore might not have solved all of Seattle’s secondary woes, he would’ve gone a long way towards batting down the hatches and making them a respectable group.
Adams and Quandre Diggs form a strong tandem at safety, but DJ Reed, Darrell Taylor, and Sidney Jones aren’t cutting it at cornerback.
The Seahawks are never afraid to make a big midseason splash, and Gilmore teaming up with Russell Wilson and Co. in Seattle would have really stung given all the controversy that stemmed from their Super Bowl XLIX matchup vs the Patriots.
Maybe Seattle should just go for Malcolm Butler instead?