No. 3: 49ers would hate to see Jaguars trade Andrew Norwell to the Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks have possibly turned a page and decided to invest in their offensive line in recent years, making the move for left tackle Duane Brown and then inking right guard Gabe Jackson during the offseason.
Those moves may have been enough to satisfy quarterback Russell Wilson. For now, at least, but it wouldn’t be shocking at all for him to want to see more done here. After all, Pro Football Focus still ranks Seattle’s collective pass-blocking efforts this season 20th in the league through seven weeks.
Yes, the O-line could still use upgrades.
The Hawks, not the Niners, are last place within the NFC West, which suggests they could be sellers at the trade deadline, too. But with Wilson poised to come back eventually from a finger injury, it’s possible Seattle looks to restock up front. And with over $12 million in cap space, it has room to make a move.
The Jacksonville Jaguars aren’t going to be good for a while, as their rebuild to support quarterback Trevor Lawrence will take time. And it’s highly likely aging veterans like offensive guard Andrew Norwell are seen as chips to invest in the future by trading off for draft assets now.
The Seahawks need an upgrade over left guard Damien Lewis, whose PFF pass-blocking grade is a lowly 48.6 over 304 snaps.
Norwell, 30 years old, is still playing at a high level.
San Francisco simply hopes Norwell plays at that high level somewhere else other than the NFC West.