Seahawks surprisingly eager spenders
It wasn’t just that Seattle wanted Dre'Mont Jones; the Seahawks didn’t think they could afford not to pay him, which is not how the team has tended to approach free agency.
I don’t know enough about defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones to tell you that he’s worth the money that Seattle has promised to pay him.
I’m sufficiently familiar with the Seahawks’ free-agent approach that I can tell you this this is out of character for them, though, which tells me that one of two things is true.
Either Jones is a player Seattle coveted so much that John Schneider was willing to promise him more money than any free agent from another team in the 13 years he has been making those decisions in Seattle …
Or the Seahawks need so much help up front on defense that they were willing to pay what it took to land Jones, who started half the games he played in his first four seasons. And while Jones is pretty good — having recorded more than five sacks in three successive seasons — the Seahawks have waited longer for more productive players, which leads me to believe this deal reflects the depth of need for Seattle.