OK, let’s do this, Seahawks. If this is a rebuild, whether that is how it is being openly discussed or not, then Seattle needs to go all-in on it. There can be no half doing it. Trading Russell Wilson and releasing Bobby Wagner isn’t enough.
Throw 2022 out because the team isn’t going to the playoffs. I realize it isn’t in coach Pete Carroll’s makeup to think his teams can’t or won’t win. But Carroll is also realistic, otherwise, he couldn’t make personnel decisions on which players need to go where or which coaches need to be hired or terminated (looking at you, Ken Norton, Jr.).
Therefore, realistically, Seattle isn’t going to win the Super Bowl in 2022 or likely 2023 but could be, with the right draft choices, be very good in 2024 and beyond. This isn’t a rebuild where the Seahawks won’t have talent. There is talent and young talent, with players like Jordyn Brooks and Darrell Taylor on defense and DK Metcalf on offense.
3 players the Seahawks should move to add to their pile of draft picks
But Seattle should try to load up on draft picks over the next two seasons and add more young talent. This should create for sustained success beginning in 2024 at the worst. Seattle has had a decade of success. Would you trade two intentionally down years for another decade-long run of success? Sure, you would.
But Seattle might need to make some more painful moves to pick up draft picks this year and next. That could include trading the three players that follow.