Seattle Seahawks Sign Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Sidney Rice to Five-Year Deal

by Punter's Hero on August 5, 2011

in Latest News, NFL

The Seattle Seahawks are in the middle of a transition phase right now as they have just lost their longtime starting quarterback Matt Hasselback (Tennessee Titans) to free agency and might be in for another long disappointing season. There is a possibility that the Seahawks could bring in another veteran quarterback to get this team back on track next season, but instead of focusing on the quarterback position the Seahawks went after one of the best free agent wide receivers available in Sidney Rice.

Ironically enough, the Seattle Seahawks did sign former teammate quarterback Tarvaris Jackson from the Minnesota Vikings recently to try and replace Matt Hasselback, but the signing that made headlines was the Seattle Seahawks agreeing to terms with Sidney Rice.

As future Hall of Famer Brett Favre’s favorite target in the Minnesota Vikings offense over the last two years, Sidney Rice has burst onto the scene and quickly become one of the best players at his position. Even though Rice doesn’t have the downfield speed like say Randy Moss, the up-and-coming wide receivers is still as good as it gets at the wide receiver position and will most likely become the number one target in the passing game in Seattle.

Reportedly, the Seattle Seahawks and Sidney Rice have agreed to a five-year deal worth about $41 million dollars.

This is great deal in my opinion as it will give the Seattle Seahawks one of the best wide receivers duos in the league with Sidney Rice playing across from Mike Williams. The only problem now is the quarterback position and bringing in a veteran quarterback that can make use of these talented wideouts.

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