It's one thing to ship out a disgruntled star player, but it's another to trade them away for absolutely nothing.
Well, the Seahawks fall into the latter category, as they got robbed by the Philadelphia Eagles in a trade for Michael Bennett.
Although the Pro Bowl defensive end wanted out of Seattle, they somehow only acquired a late-round draft pick and a second-year wide receiver.
Here it goes: Seahawks are trading DE Michael Bennett and a seventh-round pick to Eagles for a fifth-round pick and WR Marcus Johnson, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 7, 2018
How in the world does a superstar defensive playmaker get traded for such a terrible return?
Are the Seahawks intent on giving up this season? Considering the multiple suitors for Bennett, Seattle could have started a bidding war for his services.
Bucs, Falcons and Raiders discussed a potential Michael Bennett trade with Seattle over the past week or so. #Eagles struck a deal last night and it came into fruition today. #Seahawks revamp is officially underway.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) March 7, 2018
Trading away one of their best players for a pick that might not have an impact at all is ludicrous, especially considering all the uncertainty surrounding Seattle.
With the Rams building a Super Bowl contender and the 49ers turning into a competitive unit, perhaps the Seahawks are heading straight toward a rebuild. After all, it's not like Seattle can expect a fifth-round pick to replace Bennett's production.
Obviously, the Seahawks needed to adjust their roster, but it just feels like they dropped the bomb on this deal.