Would Seahawks Have Been Smarter to Match Steve Hutchinson Poison Pill Offer?

March 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Here we are, four full seasons after the Seattle Seahawks got robbed of the best guard in football. Most could attribute this as the starting point to the Seahawks' tailspin into what has now become a 9-23 record over the last two seasons.
Here we are, four full seasons later, and Hutchinson is still, by most accounts, regarded as the top guard in the game today.
This post is not meant to lament what has now become known around the league as arguably the most bone-headed free agent move in recent memory, and by far the dumbest decision in Seahawks history. Rather, it is to pose a question:
Would the Seattle Seahawks have been better off matching Steve Hutchinsons poison pill-laden offer sheet with the Minnesota Vikings?
Indeed, the entire contract would have been guaranteed, which means they would have dolled out an average of $7 million per season for the games' best interior lineman.
Currently, most, if not all teams would pounce at the chance to land Hutch...

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