Seattle just keeps on adding free agents. Antoine Winfield told ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Friday that he has decided to sign with the Seattle Seahawks. He went on to tell her it was a one year deal.
The addition of Winfield makes the Seahawks’ secondary one of, if not the most talented in the National Football League. They already have two pro bowlers in Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, but adding Antoine Winfield gives the Seahawks more depth at the cornerback position. He’s also one of the greatest tackling cornerbacks in the league, something the Seahawks desperately needed.
Also, it has a major effect on the Minnesota Vikings. Winfield was the top cornerback for the past nine seasons while being with the Vikings franchise. Now, the Vikings will need draft a corner in this year’s draft to go along with Chris Cook and Josh Robinson. It’s going to be hard for the Minnesota Vikings to find a cornerback that can play like him. It will be interesting to see where the Vikings go from here with the departure of his good, consistent play.
“It was a very tough decision for me because of the relationships that I have in Minnesota. I’ve been there nine years. I’ve had some really great coaches, teammates and fans there. I’m very grateful to the Vikings organization for my experience. I’m definitely excited about the opportunity to play in Seattle. They’re a great football team. Those guys did an excellent job last season. They’re young, athletic and energetic. I’m excited to play with Richard, Brandon, Kam, and Earl because they’re some of the most talented players on defense in the NFL right now.”