NFL Season Preview: Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks have had a very impressive run under coach Pete Carrol over the past decade, with the Legion of Boom and Russell Wilson leading this team to two Super Bowls and one victory in the big game, but right now, those days look long gone. Wilson was traded to the Broncos in the off-season, and despite some of the talent they have on the offensive side of the ball, this team is going to struggle in 2022, and for the first time in recent memory, they won't be a genuine playoff contender. 


The biggest positive for this Seahawks team is their head coach Pete Carrol, who has led this team to great heights over his tenure in charge of the team, as well as their receiving core, which features two of the best in the game in DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. There's question marks at QB with Geno Smith starting the season as QB1, but if he can get the ball in the hands of these two and avoid the offensive line struggles, Seattle could put up a fight and some decent numbers. 


The lack of talent along the offensive line is going to hinder anything the Seahawks try to do in 2022, and without a clear direction and talent group on the defensive side of the ball, it may not be a great year for this team. If Jamal Adams can bounce back, there may be some explosive plays on that side of the ball, but consistency won't be something that can bank on this year, so expect Seattle to leak a lot of points this season. 

Team MVP

Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman have carried this mantle for the Seahawks over the Legion of Boom to 2021 days, but with neither of them around anymore, it's time for a new leader to step up, and who better than one of the most physically impressive wide receivers in the NFL? Geno Smith is serviceable at Quarterback, and if he can get the ball in the hands of DK Metcalf, he could put up one of the best receiving years in Seattle history, and be one of the best in the entire NFL. 

Record Prediction

The Seahawks haven't fallen under .500 very often over the past 10-years, but in 2022, after the loss of their core from previous years, they'll definitely not be able to approach that mark. With a lack of talent at key positions, and an offensive line that's struggled for years, the Seahawks are going to come in last in the NFC West, and that will see them leave 2022 with a disappointing 5 wins. 

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