1. Russell Wilson
This really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Russell Wilson is the single most pivotal piece of the Seahawks roster and has been since 2014. Without him, the Seahawks would most likely finish last in their own division.
The good thing is, he’s an iron man. He hasn’t missed a game since being drafted in 2012. At the beginning of last season, Russ led the MVP race and was truly playing like Mr. Unlimited. Shane Waldron will bring a whole new dynamic to Wilson’s game and, while he’s at it, should design plays to keep Russ on his feet more often.
The ‘Hawks should be getting the ball out of the pocket quickly and moving the chains over and over again. In 2021, Let Russ Cook won’t involve as many of those wild extended plays as it will involve tons of completions for short yardage. This way, the offense will be more efficient, and it will all run through Russ.
Though the offense won’t be as flashy as in years past, I think it might be the most consistently successful offense we’ve seen since the prime Beastmode days. If any year is his year to win the MVP award and, more importantly, take the Seahawks to another Super Bowl, this is it.