The Seattle Seahawks will need to make changes this offseason to be better next year. But how drastic those changes are is the main question. Some key players will not be returning in 2022.
And to be fair, they shouldn’t. Seattle is 5-10 for a reason: They aren’t good. For many years Russell Wilson helped Seattle be better than the sum of their parts might imply they should be. Wilson was great and so were a few other players. But like every NFL team, Seattle relied on role players to be good.
This season, the role players weren’t as good. The offensive line was a mess as always, the defensive line didn’t get a good consistent pass rush, Seattle suffered more than their share of key injuries. But while Wilson did get hurt, he wasn’t his normal greatness when he was playing. Wilson couldn’t help bail out the team because he wasn’t good enough to do so.
Three Seahawks who might play another home game for Seattle after Week 17
Possibly one of the more shocking things to happen this last in the season is hearing long-term and very important Seahawks speak freely about whether they don’t know what their future is with the team.
How many times do you hear players who have good for so long on a team that generally has been good for a decade and just last year was 12-4 not know where they will be playing for sure the following year? We kind of want those players to say, “Sure, I’ll definitely be back next year. Next question.” But that hasn’t been the case.
In Week 17, Seattle plays the Detroit Lions in Seattle’s final home game of the season. For many, this will be their last home game in a Seahawks uniform. Here are three that need a nice send-off from 12s just in case they don’t come back.