The Seattle Seahawks have done an amazing job of churning their roster, going from one of the oldest rosters in the NFL to the third-youngest in just two years. Most of their young talent will be getting big contract offers when they are nearing free agency, but five players should be given extensions this offseason.
The tricky part with extensions is that they tend to come with less than a year left on their existing contract. While Seattle has a slew of players that are scheduled to be free agents in 2013 (next page), very few of them have put in the work with Seattle to earn a new deal.
Several players who have proven their worth in Seattle are a bit long in the tooth, which makes an extension less likely. For example, Raheem Brock was a sack machine in 2010, but the Seahawks were hesitant to extend a contract to him last July because of his age. His drop in performance in 2011 validated the front office's concerns.
There are a few players the Seahawks should be calling into the office, though.