Numbers 4 and 3
Number 4: Russell Wilson
Wilson statistically is having a great season. He has completed 72 percent of his passes and has 10 touchdown passes and just 1 interception. (It should be noted for all the Geno Smith haters that Smith has completed 68.4 percent of his passes and has 5 touchdown passes and just 1 interception in 35 fewer pass attempts.)
What I would like to see in the second half of the season when Wilson returns is for the Seahawks to use him more to run bootlegs and more keeping the ball on RPOs. Yes, Wilson takes far too many hits still but why have him as the quarterback if you don’t want to use Wilson to his full DangeRuss-iness? He can still run well and Seattle needs to let Wilson be himself.
Number 3: Darrell Taylor
Darrell Taylor has been by far Seattle’s best edge rusher with a team-leading 8 quarterback hits (Kerry Hyder, Jr. has played better recently and is beginning to catch up with Taylor as Hyder has 7). Taylor also leads the team in sacks with 4 (next closest is Rasheem Green with 2) and ties for the team lead in tackles-for-loss with Jordyn Brooks with 3.
Taylor also is basically a rookie as he missed all of last year with an injury. There was also a scary moment in week 6 when Taylor was carted off the field with a neck injury. Thankfully, Taylor missed just one game and returned in week 8 against the Jaguars with 2 more quarterback hits. Where would the not-great Seahawks pass rush be without Taylor this year? I shudder to think about it.