Is it just me or was that a complete waste of a Saturday night? Yes, I know I shouldn’t have expected much given the Seahawks rested the majority of their starters again and Denver played most of their key guys.
It seems teams with an intense quarterback competition, like the Broncos, have a better likelihood of playing well and winning games in the preseason. Granted Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock are not anything to write home about, but the difference between those two guys, who are viable NFL quarterbacks, and Alex McGough and Sean Mannion is massive.
With that being said, I am still not overly concerned about the preseason performance thus far. After painfully watching the entire game, I was able to come up with three takeaways (both good and bad) that became apparent about this Seahawks team. Let’s take a look.
3 big takeaways from Seahawks loss to Broncos
Takeaway number 3: Jordyn Brooks has a chance to be really, really good
I thought Brooks was one of the lone bright spots from Saturday night. He was flying around and always seemed to be near the ball every single play. He looks bigger, faster, and way more comfortable than he did last year. He and Bobby Wagner have a chance to be the best linebacker duo across the league this season.
Last week I wrote about how the Seahawks desperately need some of their recent draft picks to start panning out. Brooks looks like he could be the one to take a big step forward this year. Everyone hated the Brooks pick initially, but now that he is officially settled into this defense, he looks like he could be the real deal. With questions marks on the defensive line and at cornerback, the Seahawks defense will rely heavily on this group of linebackers to produce every week.