Ranking the best Seahawks under the age of 26
By Lee Vowell
Under coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider, the Seahawks like to keep their team young. Here are the best Seattle players under 26.
The Seahawks currently have so many players under 26 years old on their roster keeping count is difficult. But a lot of these players are undrafted free agents or recent draftees. Many of these guys have little chance of making the active roster in 2020. But several players under 26 years old will have big impacts on Seattle’s success or failure this coming season.
Head coach Pete Carroll has always liked his team’s younger and hungry. This is one reason the Seahawks go through so many transactions. In fact, when Seattle has stood pat on the roster they have had, like in 2015 and 2016, that is when things start to go a little sour.
Maybe that is partly due to the rumor that players tire of Carroll’s ever-present optimism or his message or, more likely, that aging players get hurt more often and that is detrimental to the team. Remember the end of 2017 when Seattle had lost Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman and the team missed the playoffs?
But Seattle rebuilt and got younger and better.
Before I get into the top three Seahawks under the age of 26 years old, here are a few honorable mentions. (And yes, I realize that Flowers might be losing his starting job to start 2020, but he also showed a lot of promise in 2018 and could be good this coming year.)
Punter Michael Dickson
Tight end Will Dissly
Linebacker Cody Barton
Running back Rashaad Penny
Cornerback Tre Flowers
So, without further ado, here are the best Seahawks 26 years of age and younger.