The NFL offseason has been a period of serious transition. There have been three teams that have let it be known that they are seriously considering a move to Los Angeles with the Raiders and Chargers looking to build a privately funded stadium in Carson which they would share and the Rams looking to build a stadium in Inglewood on property already owned by the Rams owner.
Some major players are on the move too. Players like Suh, who went to Miami, was a major (and expensive) coup for the Dolphins but then the Lions turned around and traded for Haloti Ngata. Michael Crabtree and Frank Gore may both be leaving the 49ers after carrying them to the Super Bowl on their backs. Andre Johnson has been tossed out of Houston, the only team he has played with for his 12 year career. Jake Locker has retired after a lackluster career and Percy Harvin hopes to continue his after being released (again) by the Jets. The Eagles and Rams switched QBs with St. Louis picking up a solid young franchise QB with Nick Foles and the Eagles receiving trade bait with Sam Bradford.
In Seattle it has been an up and down ride for the fans with the “Will Lynch resign?” rumors running rampant before he resigned a 2 year contract the other day but then the team lost Legion of Boom member Byron Maxwell to the Eagles which was a bummer but that frown was turned up side today when I found out that Seattle traded C Max Unger to New Orleans for all-around TE badass Jimmy Graham. Losing Unger sucks but Graham is THE BEST tight end in the NFL right now, perfect for those ill-conceived 1-yard TD pass attempts.
I can not wait to pull some Graham cards in a Seahawks uniform though Graham will have to change his jersey number because #80 is retired. Jerry Rice did wear #80 while in Seattle but he asked Largent for approval first.