Michael Bennett's departure leaves major vacancy in Seattle

Do Seahawks want to trade Michael Bennett to 'quiet things down?'

Perhaps most interesting is how Bennett's presence will alter the Eagles' speed rush package, which they used during obvious passing situations last season, including when Graham stripped Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.

The Eagles already had one of the best pass rushes in the National Football League last season on their way to the first Super Bowl title in franchise history.

It appears as though the Seattle Seahawks are going to make some major shakeups on the defensive side of the ball this offseason. This could all be tied to how the free agency period shapes out with the available players deciding where they will play in 2018.

Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor and defensive back Jeremy Lane appeared to signal that cornerback Richard Sherman was also on his way out. Not only is Bennett coming off his third Pro Bowl in a row, but also the 23.5 sacks he's recorded since 2015 is one of many reasons as to why there's so much excitement in regards to this trade. But considering how good of a player Bennett still is, the lack of depth on the roster, and the minimal return in value from the Eagles, there's a chance this move could backfire. He re-signed with the Seahawks in 2013 and has been in Seattle ever since, making three consecutive Pro Bowls.

Bennett registerd eight and a half sacks this season and has 54 for his career.

In the end, however, Seattle had to settle for a late-round pick as compensation, mainly due to Bennett's age, contract, and recent injury history.

"I think I'm in my prime". "There are so many great players on this team and it's a great organization". But there are other standout defensive ends in this draft class who should be around when the Seahawks are on the clock, such as LSU's Arden Key, UTSA's Marcus Davenport, Ohio State's Sam Hubbard, or Wake's Duke Ejiofor. But they unquestionably want to get younger.

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