Everson Griffen Signing With Cardinals Would Be Disaster for Seahawks

Everson Griffen
Free agent DE Everson Griffen is reportedly drawing interest from the Arizona Cardinals. | Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Everson Griffen is one of the more high-profile free agents still available in the NFL. The defensive end was with the Minnesota Vikings from 2010-2019 and has made four Pro Bowls.

He has reportedly drawn interest from several teams and that includes the Seattle Seahawks. A deal has still not been reached, and the Arizona Cardinals can now be added to his list of potential suitors.

The Cardinals landing Griffen would be a disaster for Seattle. The first and most obvious reason is because they would have to face him twice a year. That would be a problem for a Seahawks offensive line that allowed Russell Wilson to take 48 sacks in 2019.

The other reason is because it means the Seahawks would have whiffed on adding Griffen. Jadeveon Clowney is a giant question mark hanging over the franchise and until he signs somewhere, the Seahawks may be hesitant to sign someone like Griffen and close the door on Clowney entirely.

The Seahawks cannot let indecision with Clowney affect the 2020 season. A division rival showing interest in Griffen should force the Seahawks to make some sort of decision and avoid losing out on potentially two of the better defensive ends in the game.