It’s now been more than three months since the Seattle Seahawks dropped their divisional round playoff game to the Green Bay Packers, but with the 2020 NFL Draft just around the corner, fans have something to look forward to. However, even with Day 1 of the draft next Thursday still several days away, Friday is a big day for the Seahawks and a handful of players. Specifically, it’s a big day for the team’s restricted free agents.
With the deadline Friday night at one minute before midnight, no restricted free agents have received offer sheets. Of the 33 RFAs, 16 remain unsigned.— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) April 16, 2020
Of the sixteen unsigned restricted free agents across the NFL, four of them are the RFAs of the Seahawks. The four Seattle RFAs are:
- Tight end Jacob Hollister,
- Defensive end Branden Jackson,
- Wide receiver David Moore and
- Center Joey Hunt.
Of those four players, Hollister received a second round tender, while each of Jackson, Moore and Hunt received an original round tender. Hollister’s second round tender carries a non-guaranteed salary of $3.259M, while the other three would be slated to earn a non-guaranteed $2.133M on the original round tender.
In seasons past the Seahawks have typically signed their restricted free agents on the eve of the start of Phase I of the offseason program, which would make it likely that fans will see these players cross the transaction wire as they sign on the dotted line in the coming days. Whether that happens Friday, Monday or another day next week won’t be known until it happens. However, before assuming all four players sign their tenders in the coming days, the possibility that one of the four signs an offer sheet with another team exists for the remainder of the day Friday.