Though Jadeveon Clowney remains unsigned, the Seahawks and general manager John Schneider remain active.
On Monday afternoon, Seattle reportedly acquired cornerback Quinton Dunbar from Washington in exchange for a fifth-round pick.
The #Seahawks are trading a fifth-round pick to the #Redskins for CB Quinton Dunbar, source said. (@JosinaAnderson 1st on the deal)— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 23, 2020
Dunbar, 27, started 11 games for Washington in 2019, and has started 25 over his five seasons with the NFC East outfit. At 6-foot-2, Dunbar has previously played nickel but made an outside cornerback spot his own in recent seasons. The cornerback broke out in 2019 with an outstanding campaign.
Quinton Dunbar in 2019:— Alistair Corp (@byAlistairCorp) March 23, 2020
- 51.8% completion allowed in coverage
- 6.5 yards per target
- 2 TDs allowed
- 4 PBUs
- 4 INTs
Dunbar requested a trade from Washington earlier this offseason, and a week after free agency more or less began, he was granted it.
Just spoke with Quinton Dunbar. He has requested a trade from the Redskins. “I don’t know them and they don’t know me. It is what it is.” Wants to play for a team that will commit long-term.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) February 11, 2020
As noted above, Dunbar is entering the final season of his contract, and is set to count as $3.5 million towards the cap. Dunbar joins Shaquill Griffin as Seahawks cornerbacks on expiring deals in 2020, while Tre Flowers—who Dunbar will likely replace as a starter—is under contract through 2021.
Pete Carroll is sure to preach competition whenever the acquisition of Dunbar can officially be announced, but it appears Seattle has found a new starting cornerback.