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Wednesday Round-Up: Julian Love Named Most 'Underrated' 2023 Free Agency Signing by Pro Football Focus

Brad Spielberger of Pro Football Focus breaks down some overlooked free agent signings so far this offseason.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Wednesday, March 22— about your Seattle Seahawks

The Notre Dame alum comes to Seattle after four seasons with the Giants, who selected him in round four of the 2019 draft. The versatile safety recorded a career-high 124 combined tackles in 2022, along with 2 interceptions, 5 pass deflections, a sack and forced fumble. In February, PFF writer Gordon McGuinness named Love as one of the most-underrated free agents on the market; now Spielberger breaks down why Seattle got a steal.

Seattle is the true outlier in safety spending with Jamal Adams, Quandre Diggs and even underrated restricted free agent Ryan Neal already in the fold, so it may make the Love addition a bit of a head-scratcher. Or, it could make one speculate about Adams' future now that he has very little remaining in guaranteed salary. However, Adams could be deployed in more of a linebacker-esque role à la Landon Collins at the end of his time in Washington, and he could continue to be one of the best pass-rushing defensive backs in the NFL when healthy.

Love was another player who multiple league sources expected to earn much more than the pact he signed here, so Seattle probably just couldn't pass up the value, which is always smart. He brings a lot of versatility, with the ability to cover in the slot and play down in the box or deep, giving the team a ton of options on the back end.

Seattle's safety group gains another experienced safety, who earned a career-high 70.5 defensive grade from PFF for 2022.

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