Seahawks Defensive Tackle Set To Become Free Agent; Had 5.5 Sacks Last Season

The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly released defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson, ending his second stint with the team after just one season.

Jefferson spent the first four seasons of his career with the Seahawks before playing for the Buffalo Bills in 2020 and the Las Vegas Raiders in 2021.

While Jefferson was a solid rotational player for the Seahawks last season, he was considered a major liability along the interior of the team's defensive line, according to Pro Football Focus.

However, in 17 games, the 29-year-old recorded a career-high 5.5 sacks, along with 29 total tackles, 13 QB hits and two passes defended.

Despite his inconsistent performance, Jefferson is expected to generate interest as a rotational pass-rusher in the open market, thanks to his solid performance in the 2022 season.

As a former fifth-round pick by the Seahawks in 2016, he will now have to prove his value on a new team. 

Over his seven-year career, the 30-year-old has recorded 158 total tackles, 20.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and nine passes defended across 89 games played.
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