Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell has been named one of the biggest free agency priorities in the upcoming offseason as his contract will expire after the Super Bowl.
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The Seattle Seahawks have achieved massive success in the past two seasons as they are coming off a Super Bowl victory, and they have returned to the big game.
They will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 49 as they hope to repeat as champions, which hasn’t been done in the NFL since the 2004 Patriots did it.
The Seahawks have primarily been successful because of their pass defense, which is led by cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Earl Thomas.
However, safety Kam Chancellor and cornerback Byron Maxwell have also been reliable starters. Maxwell is the lesser known name of the “Legion of Boom,” but he has helped shut down the best offenses the NFL has to offer.
Maxwell has been an everyday starter since cornerback Brandon Browner was suspended indefinitely, and he signed with the Patriots in the 2014 offseason.
The Seahawks announced that they intend to re-sign Maxwell, keeping their secondary intact for the next several years.
“I think he is going to be highly sought after and he should be. But we would at least like to have the opportunity to retain him,” Seahawks general manager John Schneider said to the Seattle Times.
Every other starter in the Seahawks secondary has already earned a four-year contract extension.