Ethan Pocic re-signing with Seahawks on one-year deal

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Interior offensive lineman Ethan Pocic is returning to the Seahawks on a one-year, $3 million deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Pocic started 14 games at center for Seattle last season and is expected to compete with Kyle Fuller for the job this season. The Seahawks tendered Fuller as a restricted free agent.

The Seahawks also could select a center in a draft deep at the position.

The Seahawks made Pocic a second-round choice in 2017, and he played all 16 games as a rookie with 11 starts at left guard. Injuries limited him to only 14 games the next two seasons, with five starts.

Pocic, 25, missed two games last season with a concussion.

8 responses to “Ethan Pocic re-signing with Seahawks on one-year deal

  1. He played extremely well and much better than most expected. He is definitely worth the contract & I’m sure he will be motivated to keep improving to get a long term contract for big bucks next off season. Glad he is being retained.

  2. Pocic is better than some of the “stat” sights attest.

    For $3M, he can hone his craft and see more playoff games. Let’s hope there are numerous playoff games this year for this under-appreciated lineman.

  3. He’s a solid interior guy with a lot of versatility. Probably won’t need a FA center now, but who knows.

  4. An outstanding re-signing! Pocic is just the kind of athletic center that you want to have in a zone-blocking scheme.

  5. “Always compete” Pete continues giving Russell Wilson mediocre protection, instead of acquiring a sure thing 3rd round acquisition with Pro Bowler Rodney Hudson, to finally replace C Max Unger.

    C Rodney Hudson — 73.6 PFF Rating, 3rd round draft pick, $9.9M — Cardinals.
    G Gabe Jackson — 63.7, PFF Rating, 5th round draft pick, $9.6M.
    C Ethan Pocic — 62.4 PFF rating, $3M.

    Apparently, “always compete” is always for DEFENSE.
    S Jamal Adams — 64.2 PFF Rating, 2x 1st round draft picks, $9.9M.

  6. Penny-pinching Mode has a dismal record recently drafting OL, mostly because they pick prospects projected to go in the 2nd round or later in the first round.

  7. Solid signing. No risk, low cost. Pocic hasn’t been a star but he will give some depth and insurance with what is expected to be a nice duo of guards in Damien Lewis and Gabe Jackson. Being stuck behind Britt at center for a couple years didn’t help Pocic’s development. He seems best suited to play center and hopefully can stay healthy and elevate his game.

  8. PFF is useless, and advanced stats are only good for baseball. I remember all the stat-heads screaming and throwing out advanced statistics about how the Seahawks needed to sign Jadeveon Clowney or Everson Griffen or trade the farm for Yannick Ngakoue, because they couldn’t go into the season with Benson Mayowa as a starter. Then Mayowa out-performed every other defensive end who had been available.

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