In a move that will bolster their secondary, the Seattle Seahawks have signed safety Julian Love to a two-year, $12 million deal.
Love had visited the team on Thursday along with former Steelers linebacker Devin Bush, and both players have now agreed to deals with the NFC West club.
The news was confirmed by Love himself, who spoke to Josina Anderson of CBS Sports. Love was a fourth-round pick by the New York Giants in 2019, and he has missed just two games since entering the league. Last season was his first as a full-time starter, and he recorded 124 tackles, two interceptions, a sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.
Love has played in multiple positions for the Giants, including free safety, box safety, outside cornerback, and slot cornerback. His versatility will likely be an asset for the Seahawks, who already have Quandre Diggs, Ryan Neal, and Jamal Adams on their safety depth chart.
In his career, Love has played in 64 games and recorded 291 tackles, five interceptions, 1.5 sacks, 13 tackles for loss, and 18 passes defended. His ability to make plays in the passing game and also contribute in run support will be valuable for the Seahawks defense.
Love’s signing is just the latest move in what has been a busy offseason for the Seahawks, highlighted by the re-signing of franchise quarterback Geno Smith.
With the addition of Love, the Seahawks secondary looks to be in good shape heading into the 2023 season. Love’s experience and versatility will allow him to contribute in a variety of ways, and his presence should help the team improve upon last year’s 17th-ranked pass defense.