After the appointment of a new coach, the Seattle Seahawks are faced with critical decisions concerning their impending free agents.

As the franchise embarks on the search for Pete Carroll’s successor, attention is not only centered on the team’s first coaching hire in 14 years but also on pivotal player-related choices that will significantly influence the composition of the roster for the new head coach.

In the upcoming free agency period commencing on March 11, the Seahawks will grapple with the status of 15 unrestricted free agents (UFAs), three restricted free agents (RFAs), and five exclusive rights free agents (ERFAs). Unrestricted free agents can sign starting March 13, while restricted free agents and exclusive rights free agents not extended contracts by their teams will also become unrestricted free agents.

Among the standout UFAs for the Seahawks is defensive lineman Leonard Williams, acquired via trade last October, who swiftly made an impact with four sacks in 10 games. Seattle envisions him as a crucial component in the future of the defense. However, with Williams at 29 years old and ranked as the 16th-best free agent by Pro Football Focus, the Seahawks anticipate potential interest from other teams, possibly leading to offers in the open market.

Other notable unrestricted free agents for the Seahawks include linebackers Jordyn Brooks and Bobby Wagner, guards Damien Lewis and Phil Haynes, tight end Noah Fant, and backup quarterback Drew Lock.

The team’s restricted free agents comprise linebackers Darrell Taylor and Jon Rhattigan, along with cornerback Michael Jackson. Additionally, there are five exclusive rights free agents: offensive linemen Raiqwon O’Neal and McClendon Curtis, defensive lineman Myles Adams, tight end Brady Russell, and linebacker Josh Onujiogu.

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