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The Seahawks are displaying the potential of becoming a consistent contender for an extended period of time in the NFC. In 2013, a Super Bowl contender should not be out of the question. Their offense will only improve with the young signal caller, and upgrades in free agency could significantly improve that unit.
However, Seattle should look to add Freeney to improve a defense that is already elite. The biggest concern is the Seahawks pass-rush, which is especially true considering that Chris Clemons may not return to his dominant form right away after tearing his ACL last month.
Freeney could find the most opportunity to play on a consistent basis with the Seahawks. Bruce Irvin showed promise in his rookie season, but may not necessarily become ready to handle an increase in playing time the entire season.
The acquisition of Freeney could erase a glaring weakness heading into next season. If Clemons does manage to return quicker than expected, the veteran duo could elevate this defense into becoming the best in the entire league.
Matt Miselis is an NFL Featured Columnist for BleacherReport. Follow him on twitter @MattMiselisNFL