Seahawks offensive grades for their mid-term report card
Seahawks offense has been led by the air attack
The success of the offense has to start with Russell Wilson. He’s on pace for his best season ever, and by most accounts is the early leader for the NFL MVP. So far this year, Wilson has his best completion percentage, yards per attempt, yards per game, interception rate, and passer rating of his career. He’s on pace for 34 touchdowns against just two interceptions and 4,254 yards. In his eighth season, DangeRuss is playing the best ball of his career. To no surprise, the quarterback gets an A+.
There’s no doubt that Wilson wouldn’t be having this incredible success without his incredible main target, wide receiver Tyler Lockett. Other than the first game of the season when the staff seemed to forget he existed, Lockett has been targeted at least four times in every game and has at least the same number of catches in each contest. At 85 percent, Lockett has the highest catch rate of his career. The Hawks definitely made the right decision when they extended his contract last year. And of course, he made one of the best catches you’ll ever see. The cool thing about Lockett is, he practically makes that play look routine game after game.
As great as Lockett has been, every offense needs more than one target. No one has stood out more than rookie receiver DK Metcalf. Well, no one but tight end Will Dissly. Unfortunately, Dissly is out for the season, but Metcalf looks like he’s just hitting his stride with two scores in the win over the Falcons. Jaron Brown and David Moore have been productive for Wilson as well. Yet neither player has been nearly as reliable a target as the Hawks leading rusher. Overall, I give the receivers a B.