While the NFL quarterback market was heated for most of March, the tackle market was quite the opposite. So, while Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan, Deshaun Watson and other quarterbacks have found new homes, most of the big names remain available at tackle.
The exception, of course, is Trent Brown, who reportedly spent the latter part of last week and weekend visiting the Seattle Seahawks, with the team hoping they could strike a deal to get Brown on board. Unfortunately for Seattle fans, however, Pete Carroll and John Schneider were unable to come to a deal, according to Monday.
So as Trent Brown returns to the New England Patriots, the Seahawks must continue to search for the replacements for both starting tackles from 2021, Duane Brown and Brandon Shell. Duane Brown has been associated with the Carolina Panthers, and of course Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer knows Brown from their time together in Seattle.
The Panthers are chasing free agent left tackle Duane Brown, per league source. He is a five-time Pro Bowl roster. He has been with Seattle since 2017.
— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) March 20, 2022
That said, the market on the position has been slow to take off this off-season, in part because one of the best available players in the position, Terron Armstead, reportedly wanted to see how the Deshaun Watson saga went and if Watson ended up with the New Orleans saints. With Watson now with the Cleveland Browns and not the Saints, Armstead is reportedly set to visit the Miami Dolphins, with reports suggesting there is a good chance a deal could be struck during the visit.
The Dolphins are working hard to recruit Terron Armstead, and having his former position coach Frank Smith as their new offensive coordinator could help: https://t.co/OqliBZbl0c
— TheSaintsWire (@TheSaintsWire) March 21, 2022
It is a position group where there is not much depth behind the top names as there are only three tackles available under 30 who played at least 30% of the attacking snaps for their team in 2021, Geron Christian, Brandon Parker and Germain Ifedi.