Chargers Free Agency

5 teams who could steal Uchenna Nwosu from the Chargers in free agency

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3. Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks are one of the most interesting teams to watch in the NFL this offseason. The team has not had a single losing season with Russell Wilson at quarterback until this season. Seattle was not even in the playoff hunt, which is just absurd considering they have always been in the mix over the last eight years.

There were initial reports that Wilson wanted out of Seattle last offseason and that very well could have been him testing the waters. After such a disappointing season, Wilson may leverage his way out of Seattle and the Seahawks might be okay trading him for the right price. Wilson was not very good in 2021 and perhaps the Seahawks see the writing on the wall and want to move him for something.

Regardless of what the team does with Wilson, Seattle still has some cap space to spend and does not have a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft to help fix some of the team's needs. One of the biggest needs that Seattle has is at edge rusher, as Rasheem Green and Kerry Hyder Jr. are not the most dynamic pass rushers.

Like the other teams on this list, Seattle struggled at getting pressure on the quarterback in 2021. The Seahawks actually ranked one spot higher than the Jets in pressure rate, pressuring the quarterback 22.2% of the time.

The Seahawks have the fifth-most practical cap space in the league at $40.4 million. There is a chance that they target a bigger name at edge rusher, but if they want a cheaper alternative, Nwosu is the guy to target.

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