Throughout much of the offseason, fans of the Seattle Seahawks were anxiously awaiting the moment when the team would announce the return of linebacker K.J. Wright. The calls for the return became louder after Ben Burr-Kirven was lost for the season with a knee injury during the preseason. Then, unfortunately for Seattle fans, when the announcement of Wright’s signing was finally made, it was made not by the Seahawks, but by the Las Vegas Raiders who were in the market for new linebackers after switching defenses this offseason.
However, the signing of Wright by Las Vegas did lead indirectly to the Seahawks landing added linebacker depth.
For those unfamiliar with the name, as NFL Insider Tom Pelissero notes, Tanner Muse was a third round pick of the Raiders in 2020, and was released after just a single season, largely because he lacks the size to set the edge in Gus Bradley’s defense. That said, Muse is very similar to BBK in terms of their physical and athletic profiles, and it would not be a surprise at all to see Muse develop into a big special teams contributor for the Hawks going forward.