Haden's is a 6 year deal as he had 2 years left on his contract.
Bingo, he was a first rounder in the same year and the Browns picked up the 5th year before extending him. More total guaranteed maybe, I'd have to check but the yearly totals are slightly higher in Sherm's case. Doesn't*really matter, Sherm's deal is going to be a steal once Revis gets his next contract and Peterson gets his.
Funny how we all simply assumed the team would get the LOB re-upped. To me it's clear the FO had a plan and applied it. I frankly won't be surprised if the team finds a way to keep Maxwell along with a few others that we don't figure will be able to be kept.
Things will start to get squeaky cap-wise when RW's deal is done but we all get the value of having a proven commodity at QB. The cap limit appears ready to take a large jump next season which may give the team more flexibility but FA is likely a closed off area as the team will develop their own talent including the replacement members for the LOB.
If we look at the roster though there appears to be a large number of potentially solid guys poised to make the team and to compete for jobs. I've never yet seen a Seahawks FO do such a good job at acquiring talent. They are of course helped by a coaching staff that develops these guys into all they can be to play the game that best utilizes their respective abilities.
The future appears bright.
Seattle Seahawks, winners of SuperBowl XLVIII, what an amazing season!