By Colby Lanham || Clemson Athletic Communications
Since getting drafted in the sixth round (173rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft, Maxwell has developed into one of the best young corners in the league. He sees plenty of action as teams often target him due to Richard Sherman’s presence on the other side of the field. And, more often than not, they find little room to do so on a consistent basis.
And at season’s end, he’ll be a free agent. So the Seahawks have a big choice to make this offseason.
Once the Super Bowl ends, win or lose, Maxwell will be an unrestricted free agent, and he’ll no doubt be in demand. With Maxwell making $645,000 on the last year of his rookie deal, the former Tiger has been something of a shutdown corner himself, only allowing three touchdown passes and nabbing six interceptions in the past two seasons.
Maxwell has become a staple of Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” secondary over the past two seasons. But with the Seahawks in line to pay quarterback Russell Wilson, Maxwell may soon find himself in another uniform come next season.
“I’m the prettiest girl at the dance right now,” Maxwell told Chris Wesseling of NFL.com. “But yeah, it’s one of those things I’m excited about it. I would love to be here but … I’m ready to see what’s out there.”
Maxwell could certainly be one of the more expensive dates to bring to the dance, but he’s someone you won’t mind bragging about to all your friends about.
March 18, 2023