Veteran forward Gerald McCoy is undoubtedly a coveted free agent after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released him last week. Although there is no indication that the Seattle Seahawks are racing for his services, as fans … we can only hope that Seattle is interested and the sign.
In the meantime, a report has been released that McCoy has already visited and has since left the Cleveland Browns without a contract. The discussions are still ongoing, and it would be absolutely terrifying to see a defensive line consisting of Myles Garrett, Sheldon Richardson and Gerald McCoy. It is even more frightening to know that the Seahawks are in Cleveland this year. I hope that the talks will result in thanks, but no thanks.
Tuesday, McCoy will meet the Baltimore Ravens, who have lost vital faces of their defense such as CJ Mosley, Terrell Suggs and Eric Weddle, but they have signed Earl Thomas as an independent agency, and McCoy would be another huge potential acquisition even as a one year rental. Again, it should be noted that Baltimore is playing against the Seahawks, although it is at CenturyLink Field.
Other people interested in McCoy include the Cincinnati Bengals and the Carolina Panthers. Apparently, McCoy wants to play on a competitor, so I'm not sure that one of these teams will match the bill.
McCoy is a six-time Pro Bowler and one of the best TDs in the game. At 31, he has had at least six sacks in each of the last six seasons and recently formed the Second Pro All-Pro team in 2016. Seattle could use the inner rush that McCoy provides, and they have enough to do it. It will probably be a very competitive market if they really play for him.
By the way, the Buccaneers have since replaced McCoy by signing a one-year contract with N'damukong Suh. This means that if everything goes as planned, Suh will play in Seattle on November 3 when Bruce Arians and the Bucs come to town.