NFL Free Agency Primer: Isaac Seumalo

The regular season has come to a close, and most teams have already begun the complicated process of preparing for the 2023 season. As the new league year approaches, we'll be covering the impending free agents most capable of shifting the balance of power in the NFL.

The Player: Isaac Seumalo

The Philadelphia Eagles' offensive line was one of the truly dominant units in the league last year, and guard Isaac Seumalo was a huge part of it. The 29-year-old earned a 75.2 overall grade from Pro Football Focus for a team that led the league in rushing touchdowns and accumulated the third most yards in the NFL. Durability has been an issue at times in his career (21 missed games from 2020-2021), but he logged 17 starts in 2022 and helped his team all the way to a Super Bowl berth.

The Fit:

Seumalo is a mobile offensive lineman with fair size (6'4", 303 lbs) and proven success in run-heavy schemes. A team looking to mimic the Eagles' success would be wise to take a long look at him. He can protect mobile quarterbacks and create space for running backs.

The Contract:

Seumalo is coming off a very strong year, but his lack of durability will probably make front offices cautious; he has only started 10+ games in two of his seven seasons. Still, his age and the dominance of the Eagles' offensive line should mean he'll see significant, multi-year offers. He'll probably merit a deal similar to James Daniels' three-year, $26.5 million deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cody Whitehair's five-year, $51.25 million pact with the Chicago Bears.

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