Zach Miller Signs a Five-Year Deal With the Seattle Seahawks

by Punter's Hero on August 4, 2011

in Latest News, NFL

The Seattle Seahawks may have lost their longtime starting quarterback Matt Hasselback (Tennessee Titans) to free agency recently, but that hasn’t stopped head coach Pete Carroll and company from making moves to improve this squad to defending the NFC West division title next season.

The first big move that the Seattle Seahawks made during NFL free agency was signing Pro Bowl wide receiver Sidney Rice. Even though Rice didn’t play much last season due to a hip injury, the 25-year-old is still considered to be one of the best wide receivers in the game and a top free agent at his position. The deal locked up Rice for five years and gave the Seahawks offense hope for the future, but things got even better recently with Seattle bringing in a Pro Bowl caliber tight end.

Reportedly, the Seattle Seahawks and free agent tight end Zach Miller formerly of the Oakland Raiders agreed to a five-year deal worth $34 million dollars with $17 million guaranteed. This may sound like a lucrative deal for a tight end that might still have a lot to prove in the NFL, but he could quickly turn into one of the best tight ends in the league in the near future.

One thing that will hurt the Seattle Seahawks heading into next season is the quarterback back position. Without Matt Hasselback or a proven veteran quarterback under center, the Seahawks could be in for a long season that resembles the Arizona Cardinals of last season. There is a possibility that Tarvaris Jackson could come in and turn around his career, but smart money says he will struggle and could be a backup sooner rather than later in Seattle.

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