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How much salary cap space do the Seahawks have in 2023?

We break down the projected available cap space in 2023 for the Seattle Seahawks and notable contract situations.

Seattle Seahawks General Manager John Schneider and Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll chat before the preseason game against the Chicago Bears at Lumen Field on August 18, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Jane Gershovich/Getty Images

The Seahawks made one of the biggest moves of the offseason a year ago, trading franchise quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos for a whole lot of draft picks and some players. Expectations plummeted for Seattle with Drew Lock and Geno Smith competing for the starting QB job, but Smith had a comeback year for the ages and managed to get the Seahawks into the playoffs as an unexpected wild card.

They head into 2023 free agency with a solid amount of cap space and plenty of draft capital to do some damage. They’ll look to upgrade a 21st-ranked defense after locking in Geno Smith to a three-year extension. Most eyes will be on the Seahawks come draft time when they get to use the Broncos' fifth overall pick, but they should be busy in free agency.

Ahead of free agency, the Seahawks are +550 to win the NFC West and +7000 to win the Super Bowl at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Seattle Seahawks 2023 salary cap space (as of 10:30 a.m., March 19)

Over The Cap: $17,438,554
NFLPA public salary cap report: $20,095,820

The OTC numbers reflect all reported deals even if paperwork is not completely finalized with the league and/or the players’ association. The NFLPA numbers reflect all deals in which paperwork has been finalized and submitted to the players’ association.

Seahawks notable contracts (2023 cap hit)

S Jamal Adams — $18,110,000
S Quandre Diggs — $18.1 million
WR Tyler Lockett — $16,750,000
WR DK Methalf — $13,720,000
OLB Uchenna Nwosu — $13,010,000

Seahawks' notable moves impacting cap space

  • Signed QB Geno Smith to three-year, $105 million extension
  • Signed QB Drew Lock to one-year, $4 million contract with an additional $3.5 million in incentives
  • Signed DL Dre’Mont Jones to three-year, $51.53 million contract
  • Signed DL Jarran Reed to two-year, $10.8 million