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Justin Britt: Does he stay or does he go now?

A $5-10 million question, in annual terms

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The offensive line.

Add a passive-aggressive emoticon and you’ve made not just a paragraph, but a whole post. Since Year 1 C.E. — of course it stands for Carroll Era, why would you even ask — there can be no doubt it has been the chief complaint of Seattle Seahawks fans. Righfully so, too. Not just because all the other units have cycled elite talent through the program.

Year One of Our Pete ushered in the first of many offensive lines whose pass protection... offended. (Their run blocking has always been seen as average to superior, depending on how you want to weigh the special talents of Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, and for a brief but spectacular period, Thomas Rawls.)

To state the inner circle of obvious, few linemen have had illustrious careers here. However, it’s plain to see that many have grown into decent pieces and promptly left (Russell Okung, James Carpenter, Breno Giacomini, J.R. Sweezy). The latest growth spurt belongs to Justin Britt.

2017 is the last year of Britt’s rookie deal. The open market will pay him handsomely, if the Seahawks allow him to test it. There is a league-wide scarcity of capable linemen, and Britt turned 26 a few weeks ago.

Will Britt follow the lead of other “I’m getting too expensive for you” Seattle OL products and spend 2018 in another uniform? I dunno. You tell me.


Who starts at center for your Seattle Seahawks, Week 1 of the 2018 regular season?

This poll is closed

  • 55%
    Justin Britt
    (1140 votes)
  • 4%
    Joey Hunt
    (88 votes)
  • 35%
    Ethan Pocic
    (729 votes)
  • 3%
    Somebody else
    (79 votes)
2036 votes total Vote Now