The Seahawks offense will likely undergo a few changes in 2021, besides whoever the new offensive coordinator becomes. Seattle might be starting a new running back and probably a new third option at receiver. Tight end Greg Olsen also won’t be around next year and will likely be calling a game for Fox Sports every week. Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf will all be around but who will start next to them?
Seahawks quarterback – Russell Wilson
If Wilson isn’t starting for Seattle in 2021 then there will have been some major issue that has occurred. He won’t be traded and will be very good for several more years.
Running back – Rashaad Penny
I just have a feeling that Chris Carson won’t be coming back to the Seahawks after 2020. Carson is a free agent and Seattle isn’t going to overpay to keep him. I also think that Seattle is going to give former first-round pick Penny a chance to start. Penny has shown in flashes that maybe he could be pretty good. But his body seems to break down easily and there is no guarantee he can play four straight games, let alone an entire season.
Receivers/tight end – D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Isaiah McKenzie (free agent signee) and Will Dissly
Metcalf and Lockett are clearly locked into starting for several more seasons for the Seahawks, which means in a few years Metcalf is either going to get the franchise tag or be signed to a massive contract. Dissly almost quietly played a full season for the first time in his career in 2020 but was also far less important to the passing game.
Seattle will find its third option in free agency and McKenzie seems like a near-perfect fit as far as quickness and catching ability. He currently plays for the Bills and caught 88 percent of his targets this season. David Moore will leave Seattle in free agency.
Offensive line – left tackle Duane Brown, left guard Aaron Banks (rookie), center Ethan Pocic, right guard Damien Lewis, right tackle Brandon Shell
Duane Brown is still an excellent left tackle and one of the best trades the Seahawks have made in the John Schneider era. At some point soon, Seattle will probably need to find his replacement but not in 2021. Seattle found a long-term right guard in last year’s draft with Damien Lewis and I think they try to do the same on the left side in this year’s draft and take Notre Dame’s Aaron Banks in the second round. Brandon Shell needs to stay healthier next year but when he was able to play in 2020 he was pretty good.