It's rarely the case that winning the free-agency championship means much once the season starts. The Washington Redskins have been a testament to that reality for much of the Dan Snyder era. But what the Seahawks have done the last month, coupled with how good this team was in 2012, makes you think that not only are they now the favorites in their division, but the entire NFC.
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Winfield will be 36 in June, but the 14-year veteran is still considered a capable defender. And it's not like he'd have to carry the load in that secondary; he would join Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner at the cornerback position to go along with safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas.
Winfield would also be the latest free-agent prize to head to the Pacific Northwest. In the last four weeks, the Seahawks have landed defensive ends Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, and traded for wide receiver and returner Percy Harvin.