Number 3: Injuries plagued the Seahawks all year
The Seahawks really needed their running backs and defensive backs this season to be consistently healthy. The injuries piled up in the secondary this year with Tre Brown, DJ Reed, and Jamal Adams all missing multiple games due to injury.
Seattle’s running backs also dealt with injuries with Chris Carson playing in just four games this season and Rashaad Penny missing seven games. The biggest injury was Russell Wilson’s finger injury which sidelined him for three and a half games.
Seattle would go just (1-2) in Wilson’s absence at the position, struggling to win with Wilson out. When he returned, it took three weeks for him to return to form, as they lost in his first two games back from injury, as his accuracy lagged, with his finger appearing to not have fully healed.
These injuries highlighted some of the warning signs from training camp and preseason, as the Seahawks won just one preseason game, appearing to lack roster depth. The lack of draft picks and bad picks in prior drafts have hindered the Seahawks ability to fill and replace injured players with young talent.