The Seattle Seahawks are coming off a huge Super Bowl win against the Denver Broncos Sunday night. As soon as the Seahawks can celebrate, it will be time for the front office to start making personnel decisions as free agency is now less than a month away in the NFL. One of Seattle’s key defensive linemen is going to hit the market if the team does not lock him up.
Michael Bennett could end up becoming a high-priced free agent after his Super Bowl victory. Although Seattle is expected to re-sign Bennett, he is likely going to ask for more than just a one-year, $5 million contract which he received prior to the 2013 season. Bennett recorded 8.5 sacks and 23 tackles this season. He also had two tackles in the Super Bowl.
The New York Giants are going to be looking for a defensive lineman if Justin Tuck decides to leave. Bennett would fit the bill very nicely and coming off a Super Bowl victory, would add a winning presence to the Giants’ locker room, which it desperately needs after a poor 2013 season. New York is not known for going all-out in free agency, but getting someone like Bennett, who turns 29 in November, would add some youth and would be less injury-prone than Tuck.
Seattle may not have the cap space for Bennett, in which case the Giants need to be shrewd and sign him.