Where do the Seahawks rank in spending at each position?

As the President is fond of saying, a budget is a reflection of values. The same goes for NFL teams and how they use the salary cap. Some teams are free-spinners in the trenches, investing their resources to dominate at the line of scrimmage. The 49ers are one and it works pretty well for them. As for the Seahawks, no one is spending money on the security position anymore. Let’s see how they compare to the competition.

Here, Seattle ranks every position in spending compared to the rest of the league. characters Courtesy of Over the Cap.

Quarterback: No. 15

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Between Geno Smith and Drew Lock, the Seahawks spend $14,100,000. That puts them in the middle of the pack. If they decide to draft a quarterback in the first round, that will add millions more.

Running back: No. 31

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With only Ken Walker, DeeJay Dallas and Darwin Thompson currently on the books, Seattle is near the bottom of the league in this department, spending just $3,992,141. That number will increase after they draft a running back and likely add another veteran.

Wide receivers: No. 9

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As is fitting, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf take up a good chunk of the Seahawks’ cap space. Together with the rest of the receiver corps, they totaled $35,478,960. If they find a true WR3 in the draft, they’ll likely be near the top of the league when it comes to spending for that position.

Tight End: #5

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Seattle has three quality tight ends on the roster in Will Dissly, Noah Fant and Colby Parkinson. Together they cost $18,087,610. Using a tight-ended deep draft class could extend this even further.

Offensive line: No. 31

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Seattle currently has the second cheapest offensive line in the league, totaling $19,980,750. It certainly helps to have two offensive tackles on rookie contracts. Only the titans spend less.

Inner Line of Defence: No. 21

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The Seahawks are in the midst of a complete overhaul of their interior defensive line rotation. Right now they are spending $18,381,666. However, chances are they will design a few more – so expect that number to go up.

Edge: No. 20

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On a side note, the Seahawks only have one real contributor who doesn’t have a rookie contract, and Uchenna Nwosu could use some help. Right now they are spending $20,656,392 on this position.

Defender: No. 7

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Seattle were cheap at linebackers last year and quickly figured out why that’s a touchy subject. After running Cody Barton and signing Devin Bush and Bobby Wagner, they currently spend $17,303,147 on linebackers.

Cornerback: No. 30

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Nothing helps build a contender like a superstar with a rookie contract, and Seattle’s cornerback spending reflects that. With two rookies and an RFA to start, they’re only $5,755,172 in this position.

Safety: No. 1

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Pete Carroll has never been shy about using resources safely and now more than ever. Seattle was already #1 in spending at this point before they signed Julian Love. They now stand at $43,621,333, which is almost $15 million more than the next highest team.

Story originally appeared on Seahawks Wire

Source : sports.yahoo.com

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