The Seattle Seahawks had the seventh-worst defense in the NFL last season, and general manager John Schneider would have brought in someone who could help on that side of the ball. On Thursday, the Seahawks agreed to terms on a one-year contract with former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush, per Seattle weather.
Bush was selected with the 10th overall pick in Michigan’s 2019 NFL Draft after a standout career as Wolverine. He hit the ground running as a rookie, recording 109 combined tackles, four fumble recoveries, four passes defended and two interceptions, but tore his ACL five games into his sophomore season. Bush had 70 combined tackles and two sacks in 14 games played in 2021, then 81 combined tackles in 17 games played last season.
A one-year contract for a 24-year-old starter is solid value for Seattle, and Bush figures to fit in alongside Jordyn Brooks in the middle. The Seahawks lost linebacker Cody Barton to the Tennessee Titans in free agency and must make a decision on Tanner Muse, who is seeking a new contract.
Schneider said this week that the inside linebacker job was “a concern for us,” according to The Seattle Times, and Bush is definitely someone worth seeing.