Okay, it’s not exactly a dangerous arsenal, but at least Tarvaris Jackson has something to work with in Seattle.
Days after adding Sidney Rice to complement big Mike Williams in the receiving corps, the Seahawks have signed steady tight end Zach Miller to a five-year, $34 million contract with $17 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s John Clayton.
Miller was the safest and most reliable receiving option in Oakland the last few years. The 25-year-old is a good receiver and a strong blocker. He’ll immediately become the top tight end in Seattle, where John Carlson has lost some shine.
Miller will never be a 1,000-yard receiver, but he’s had a minimum of 56 catches and 685 yards in each of the past three seasons.
It was believed that the Raiders were making a strong push to re-sign Miller, but in the end they lost another of their key players. The Seahawks simply had more cap room and used some of the $21.2 million they reportedly had left to spend by giving Miller a fairly large deal.
But they had the money and he makes the team better, so it’s a solid move.
GLS MOVE RATING: 8.5/10