The Seattle Seahawks are keeping Jordan Simmons as key offensive line depth.
ESPN’s Brady Henderson reported that the former USC guard has agreed to a one-year deal to remain with the Seahawks, having previously not been tendered by Seattle when he was a restricted free agent.
The Seahawks have agreed to a one-year deal with guard Jordan Simmons, a source tells me. He made six starts for Seattle last season and is coming back as O-line depth behind Gabe Jackson and Damien Lewis. Simmons' deal includes incentives for playing time.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) March 24, 2021
Simmons has struggled with injuries dating back to college, but he was at his healthiest in 2020, playing in 14 games and starting six of them. Even in games he didn’t start he often alternated time on the field with the now retired Mike Iupati, who certainly dealt with a lot of injuries in his final season.
Seattle should feel reasonably good about its guard depth at the moment. You would assume that Damien Lewis and the newly acquired Gabe Jackson will be the starters, then you have Simmons as depth, not to mention Phil Haynes returning from injury. Jamarco Jones has been injured a lot but he’s been at his best at guard, plus Ethan Pocic can play both guard and his preferred center.