The Seattle Seahawks may be a popular destination this offseason after winning the Super Bowl. Still, free agents are not going to play for free.
Jermichael Finley (formerly of the Green Bay Packers) is coming to town for a physical, and one has to assume that the Seahawks would be interested in offering him a contract. That is, assuming his neck can still stand the rigors of NFL life.
If the Seahawks go down this road, it might be prudent to think about a one-year, incentive-laden deal. Other teams may be willing to offer more, but the ‘Hawks should be careful about signing a player that is 27 and coming off a major neck injury.
Finley is an intriguing possibility, and he would provide Russell Wilson with yet another weapon to go along with Percy Harvin and Golden Tate (if he re-signs). If Finley is signed it will be interesting to see if the Seahawks cut Zach Miller, particularly since Seattle just re-signed Anthony McCoy.
There is also the possibility of drafting a tight end, rather than going with veteran players that have injury questions. Granted, the Seahawks may not want to rely too much on young players. Luke Willson caught 20 balls as a rookie, and hopefully he is ready to take his game to the next level.
It is fair to suggest that Finley is a measured risk. However, the Seahawks may be in a position where they can afford to take a few chances.