The Seattle Seahawks are re-signing linebacker KJ Wright to a 2-year, $15.5 million deal. After missing 11 games last year with a knee injury, Wright looks to prove that he can remain healthy throughout a complete season and can return back to pro bowl form. In his previous seven seasons with Seattle, Wright missed only five games in the regular season.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport was first to report the re-signing via Twitter.
The #Seahawks are signing veteran LB KJ Wright to a 2-year deal worth up to $15.5M, source said. They keep their LB unit together.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2019
After starting last season 4-5, Seattle went on to win six of their last seven games finishing the season at 10-6 and in the playoffs. If KJ Wright remains healthy this season, he will bring some stability to a defense that has lost many of the players that helped bring a Super Bowl to Seattle just five years ago. While the addition of a healthy Wright will improve the defense, his presence alone will not make Seattle the favorite to win the NFC West. Without a top-ranked defense to fall back on, coach of the year candidate Pete Carrol will have to improve the offense if Seattle has any hopes of returning to championship winning form.