The Seattle Seahawks season is about halfway through. So who is performing the best for Seattle through the bye week of 2021? While Seattle may be just 3-5 and maybe a bit part of that is because Russell Wilson has missed the last three games, Seattle has still had some players play really well this season.
In fact, the issue, especially defensively early in the season, may have had more to do with scheme than personnel. Has Jamal Adams been anywhere near as productive this year in raw statistics as he was in 2020? Heck, no! But is the issue the player or what is being asked of the player?
Plus, if you had asked me prior to the beginning of the season which players would be among the five best for Seattle through the bye week I would have likely listed Wilson and Chris Carson among them. But both Wilson and Carson have missed the last three games. Seattle has gone 1-2 but with a points-difference of +18. This means two close losses and also means players are stepping up in their absences.
Here are the five best Seahawks through the bye week of 2021
Honorable mention: Alex Collins
Collins has had an odd career and probably has deserved more playing time during his time in the NFL. But he leads the Seahawks in rushing yards this year after stepping in for Carson in week 6. Collins has averaged 4.1 yards a carry too which is far off Carson’s 4.3. And to be fair, a lot of the yards he has gotten has been behind poor blocking.
Collins also has 65 yards receiving on 6 catches so once he does catch a pass he has done something with it. 3 of his catches have resulted in first downs.
Number 5: Quandre Diggs
Diggs has 3 interceptions this season and now has 12 in 29 career games with Seattle. That’s a bit crazy to think about as Diggs has from time to time been criticized in Seattle. This year he has been the Seahawks best and most consistent member of the secondary. He is also fourth overall on the team in tackles.