Paul Richardson tweets what sounds like a good-bye to Seattle

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Free agent Paul Richardson apparently doesn’t expect the Seahawks to re-sign him.

On Saturday night, the receiver tweeted “one thing I do know is I had a ball in Seattle!”

The Seahawks won’t pay more than $5.5 million a season for Richardson, John Clayton of ESPN 710 Seattle has reported, and Richardson wants $7 million a season.

Richardson, 25, was a second-round pick of the Seahawks in 2014. In his first three seasons, he had a combined six starts, 51 catches, 599 yards and two touchdowns.

But after his breakout 2017 season, when he started 13 games and made 44 catches for 703 yards and six touchdowns, Richardson is expected to find a better deal on the open market than what the Seahawks are willing to pay.

18 responses to “Paul Richardson tweets what sounds like a good-bye to Seattle

  1. Talk about the wheels coming off the bus. I didn’t even know a bus had this many wheels. The Seahawks offseason officially trumps the Niners offseason 3 years ago as the worst offseason of all time.

  2. Seahawk self-induced implosion. At least Carroll can fall back on his SC college recruiting days next year with the cap space they’ll have created, while he watches Wilson run for his life this year.

  3. 7 million for less than 100 catches over 4 years?

    4 catches a game is a breakout year for a 2nd round pick in a contract year? For a team that had no running attack except the QB?

    2.75 catches per game, assuming he played in all 16. 3.4 if he only played in the games he started. That gets 7 million a year nowadays? That get’s a bloated back-end contract that looks good if he gets those numbers up or puts someone over the top. Or one and done if he doesn’t.

    This with a scrambling QB and anyone can get open when you have to ‘spy’ a QB.

  4. Seattle loses A couple of 30-something defenders and a wr with a total of 1300 yards and 8 TDS over 4 seasons and it’s the “worst offseason ever”?

    Overstate much?

  5. Blowing it almost completely up. JS/PC hit the jackpot with Sherman, Thomas, Kam, Wagner and Wilson. Guess they figure that can do it again. Although with few draft picks, I’m not sure how.

  6. 2017 Breakout season with those stats? He may have done better than his others, but that is still rubbish, and not worth even 3mil a season.

  7. Another recent “dynasty” fallen to the side. We can go back to Favre’s Packers, Rodgers, Brees and the Saints, now Wilson’s Seahawks. Win one and you think you’ll do it 6 more times. Take heed Philly.

  8. PrincePaul says:
    March 10, 2018 at 10:50 pm
    Talk about the wheels coming off the bus. I didn’t even know a bus had this many wheels. The Seahawks offseason officially trumps the Niners offseason 3 years ago as the worst offseason of all time.

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    Unless they are just blowing it up to rebuild, which is a better path to success than trying to maintain mediocrity in the hopes it will pick up again.

  9. I agree with a couple of posters here that this is hardly the “worst offseason” and no “wheels are coming off the bus.” The Seahawks – and I am an objective football fan not a 12 – are actually being quite smart. While many teams tend to hold on to players because of “what they meant to the organization,” the Seahawks are recognizing 1) their defense was getting hurt, and old, 2) their offense really does lack playmakers. RW is the playmaker, 3) it’s not like they weren’t competitive last year, they just didn’t win that one game that would have put them over to top.

    This team, with the right adds in FA and the draft, can go right back to competing, but they know it isn’t business as usual in the NFC West. Rams are clearly stacked, and will continue to improve. Niners were competing (just not winning) before JG and as many people believe, will be far better with him. And if the Cards get a QB, who knows what they can be? One year doesn’t make for future futility.

    I wouldn’t pay Richardson $7M for those numbers. I am not sure anyone will.

  10. Weird how the Hawks could hit so solidly on those early drafts, but miss so solidly the last three.

  11. purpleguy says:
    March 11, 2018 at 11:37 am
    Weird how the Hawks could hit so solidly on those early drafts, but miss so solidly the last three.
    ++++
    It is, and always has been, a crap shoot, the NFL draft. Can’t miss guys are busts. Late round guys shine.

    Some guys have everything but the it factor. Others have the it factor, and nothing else.

    No one knows what the it factor is, and that’s the problem. It is why some undrafted guys shine greater than some first round busts.

    If there’s a person that can tell how well a player will do, they’d be worth hundreds of millions. Because teams would pay big time for that knowledge and information.

  12. campcouch says:
    March 11, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Another recent “dynasty” fallen to the side. We can go back to Favre’s Packers, Rodgers, Brees and the Saints, now Wilson’s Seahawks. Win one and you think you’ll do it 6 more times. Take heed Philly.
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    But name even one other team besides NE who competed for a back to back SB berth. None of the QB’s that you mention – But Seattle did, and everyone saw that Seattle SHOULD have won a second SB with 2nd and 1 from the 1 yard line. Coaching failed Seattle, but still that does not dismiss the accomplishment. What has your team accomplished besides trash talking on the internet?

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