The Seahawks play the Colts on Sunday to kick off Seattle’s 2021 season. There are at least three Seahawks that could have career years this season. The list that follows does not include Russell Wilson because his numbers might go down this year (less passing, more running) and yet he could be more productive overall.
Specifically, the offense should be more consistent over the course of the year. Former offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer had a plan early in 2020 and it worked really well until defenses seemed to figure out what Seattle wanted to do. Other teams adjusted and Schottenheimer and the offense did not seem to do so.
While the defense got better and better as the season wore on, the offense got worse and worse. By the end of the year, the argument could be made that the better half of the Seattle team was the defense. If anyone had fallen asleep after game five and woke up after the season, they likely would have thought they were watching two completely years.
Three Seahawks may have career years this season
The defense did improve and many of the players, san K.J. Wright and Shaquill Griffin, are back for 2021. This is a great thing as the pass rush was fantastic in the last half of last season and could be even better this season with the addition of Darrell Taylor. Seattle has no real excuse, other than scheme, that the pass rush isn’t consistently excellent the whole season.
But there are three Seahawks who could be in for career season in 2021.