The Seahawks have a talented group of players, though top-heavy, in 2021. But like every NFL team, Seattle faces some questions. Below may be the five biggest that Seattle needs to find answers to this season.
1. Do the Seahawks have a strong enough group of cornerbacks?
Seattle looked weak at the cornerback position this preseason without Shaquill Griffin who was lost in free agency to the Jaguars. The Seahawks addressed this issue at the end of preseason with the acquisition of former UW cornerback Sidney Jones from the Jaguars for a sixth-round pick in the 2022 draft. Will Jones be capable of providing Seattle’s stability at the cornerback position?
Seahawks have questions that need to be answered in 2021
2. Did the Seahawks fix the offensive line?
Russell Wilson’s biggest complaint this off-season was that he did not have a good enough offensive line to protect him. The Seahawks aimed to address this problem by adding Guard Gabe Jackson from the Vegas Raiders in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in the 2021 Draft. However, the health problems with center Ethan Pocic and hold out by tackle Duane Brown, have raised new concerns about the offensive line.
3. How will the Seahawks offense look under new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron?
The Seahawks stumbled down the stretch at being able to create consistent offense, and they fired Brian Schottenheimer following Seattle’s loss to the Rams in the Wild Card game. Will Wilson throw the ball more or less in Waldron’s offensive scheme? Are there going to be fewer deep balls and more quick passes? Are the Seahawks going to run the ball more?
4. Is there enough depth at tight end?
The Seahawks lost tight end Colby Parkinson to a broken foot in training camp, leaving them thin at the position heading into the regular season. They also brought back Luke Willson for a moment, but due to heart problems, he was forced into early retirement.
Gerald Everett will have high expectations coming into this season after signing with Seattle in free agency. Will Dissly returns after a solid 2020 season, in which he stayed healthy for the entire season, after having his first two seasons shortened by injuries.
5. Can one of the young linebackers step up to fill KJ Wright’s void?
KJ Wright signed with the Raiders on Thursday, so who will step up in his absence? Cody Barton had a great preseason, and former first-round draft pick Jordyn Brooks could mature into a solid NFL linebacker in his second season in the NFL.