The Seattle Seahawks blew the Detroit Lions out of the field at home last Sunday to the tune of 51-29. QB Russell Wilson had a fine game for the first time for as long as anyone can remember, throwing 236 yards and 4 touchdowns.
It was incredible to watch a great overall game from the Seahawks (albeit versus the Lions), however, one can wonder, what path should the Seahawks take going into their 2022 season?
There are tons of uncertainty surrounding the Seattle Seahawks team going into the off-season, beginning with Russell Wilson trade rumors – which just won’t go away – to the team’s offensive line gaps.
Also, does the team need to fix their defense? Let’s not forget about the team’s ball carrier concerns come training camp. These questions should eventually be answered once the first domino falls, if and when Russ gets traded.
To rebuild or to not rebuild: Questions about the Seahawks upcoming offseason
If the Seahawks decide to trade Russ for draft picks, this will be an indication of their desire to rebuild the team. There are a number of teams that need a franchise quarterback, but which team is willing to trade for Russ’ pedigree for a first round pick or maybe two first round picks?
On the other hand, if the Seahawks decide to keep Russ for the long run, how does the team plan to address their other needs to stay competitive the next season? As aforementioned, Seattle needs to still fix their offensive line while figuring out what to do with their running backs, so how can the team attempt to re-tool with a limited amount of high draft picks this coming rookie draft?
Their next step will now then depend on whether or not RB Chris Carson fully recovers from his neck surgery. Problems cannot be solved overnight, but careful planning must be prioritized now to set the team for triumph next season.
The NFC West division is getting stronger by the minute and the competition is fierce. It is no longer acceptable for the Seahawks to continue to fall behind and constantly catch up on the standings, as we all experienced this season. Change is looming in Seattle but to what form? A rebuild or a retool? Let’s wait and see.