As Bob Dylan once said, "the times they are a-changin." Football fans in Seattle are extremely familiar with that idea, as the championship window for the Seahawks is now in some doubt. The team has changed both their offensive and defensive coordinators, as well as their offensive line coach, and could be without Clint Avril, Kam Chancellor, and other staples of their championship runs next season.
Joining the list of those leaving could be star tight end Jimmy Graham, who may be spiking touchdowns for a different team next season. If that does happen, let's consider three possible tight ends who could end up replacing the Pro Bowler in Seattle.
3. Luke Willson
Believe it or not, the man to replace Jimmy Graham could already be in-house. Luke Willson may not generate the same attention as the man who is currently ahead of him on the depth chart, but he still found success last season, posting four touchdowns and a higher yards per catch average than Graham. He's also a free agent, so Seattle might take the cheaper of the two and move Willson up a spot.
2. Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Normally, you wouldn't want to touch anyone that was ever a part of the Jets offense, but Austin Sefarian-Jenkins may be the exception. He had 50 catches and three touchdowns in just 13 games (10 starts) this season. Just imagine how great ASJ would be just sitting in the middle of the field waiting for Russell Wilson to break down the defense. He may not be the fastest or the most athletic, but he's definitely worth the risk for Seattle.
1. Tyler Eifert
If the Seahawks want to have any chance of matching or exceeding Graham's production, then free agent Tyler Eifert is the only logical choice. When he's healthy, he's one of the best tight ends in football. He did deal with injuries the last two seasons that allowed him to only play in just 10 total games, but he's worth the risk. In 2015, he led all tight ends in touchdowns with 15, and would thrive with a guy like Russell Wilson pitching him the ball. He's definitely worth the market price, and could actually be an improvement in 2018.