The Seattle Seahawks are set up to have a successful season in 2021, and each piece of the team is obviously important towards making that happen. However, I believe there are a handful of players who will determine how successful the team turns out to be more so than the rest.
In big moments, the Seahawks will have to have full faith in these five guys to step up and make important plays when the outcome of the game is in their hands.
I also believe that if any of these players get hurt, the Seahawks’ chances to be successful effectively plummet, and in turn, if they remain healthy the Seahawks will find a solid amount of success in 2021.
5 Players pivotal to Seahawks success in 2021
While there could certainly end up being more than five players who determine the Seahawks fate, I decided to keep the list to the five that I feel will have the biggest impact on the team this season. There is a mix of offensive and defensive players on my list. Before we get down to the top five, I wanted to list three honorable mentions.
Jason Myers: If Myers continues to impress on kicks the way he did last season, the Seahawks will have nothing to worry about when it comes to field goals. Myers did not miss one field goal all of last season. Doing the same thing in 2021 would have a positive impact on the season.
Carlos Dunlap: Carlos had to be brought back, and I’m pumped the front office got a deal done with him. Dunlap provided a huge boost to this defense when he came over halfway through 2020. My target for him this season would be 10 sacks. If he can hit that number, the Seahawks defense has the potential to be a top-10 unit in the NFL.
Gerald Everett: Seattle hasn’t had a true TE1 in quite some time, so I’m excited to see what Everett can do this fall. He also has the bonus of knowing the Waldron scheme, and I think Shane will work some plays up specifically for Everett. If he can contribute 600 yards and 5 touchdowns this season, he’ll make a big impact on the passing game.