The Seahawks have a pretty good roster heading into the 2021 season. Now that the draft is over, Seattle needs to take three more steps to be very good in the coming year. Seattle isn’t that far off from being a team that should make a deep run in the playoffs.
Seattle failed at the end of the 2020 season because the offense went into the tank for some reason and the coaching was not good in the playoffs against the Rams. Pete Carroll replaced Brian Schottenheimer with Shane Waldron to lead the offense so Russell Wilson and company should be better.
The defense improved as the year went on. Though Seattle lost 30-20 in the playoffs to Los Angeles, the biggest problem was the defense; It was the offense. If Seattle continues the trend of improving defense in 2021, a Super Bowl appearance isn’t out of the question.
Seahawks need to take three steps to help reach their potential in 2021
Step 1: Sign Richard Sherman
Yes, I realize this is becoming an overly talked about point. But the Seahawks most glaring weakness on its defense is at cornerback. There is quite a bit of potential with D.J. Reed and others, but no guarantee that Seattle will be good. Signing Richard Sherman would immediately fix that.
True, Sherman is getting older and was injured a lot last year but he is also still a great cornerback and knows how to work in the Seattle system. Having Sherman on the field coupled with what should be a good pass rush makes everyone’s job easier.
Seattle needs to get back to being really aggressive defensively and signing Sherman would go a long way towards helping with that.