We are in the middle of two important parts of the NFL season, free agency and the 2022 draft. Where do the Seattle Seahawks currently rank in the NFC West?
Overall, the division has lost more high-end players than they have added. Lucky this isn’t the AFC West where every team there seems involved in an arms race.
But there haven’t been any seismic roster moves to create one super team in the NFC West and maybe each team still has a chance to win the division (we Seahawks fans can hope!)?
Where the Seahawks rank compared to other NFC West teams post-free agency
Best of the division: Los Angeles Rams
Additions: Receiver Allen Robinson, linebacker Bobby Wagner (sadly), punter Riley Dixon
Departures: LB Von Miller (signed with Bills), CB Darious Williams (signed with Jaguars), defensive lineman Sebastian Joseph-Day (signed with Chargers), guard Austin Corbett (signed with Panthers), TE Johnny Mundt (signed with Vikings), LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (signed with Texans), receiver Robert Woods (traded to Titans), LT Andrew Whitworth (retired) and punter Johnny Hekker
The Rams still are uber-talented but they did lose two-fifths of their starting offensive line this offseason in Whitworth and Corbett. Cohesion is important in an offensive line, especially the type of wide zone-blocking scheme that the Rams do. Also, punters can be replaced but Hekker was really good, especially in net average per punt. Allen Robinson is basically a straight-up replacement for Robert Woods.
That said, while the Rams offense is good, this team has been very good because of its defense. Von Miller leaving hurts some but LA was good before they had him. Darious Williams was pretty good but is definitely replaceable – he allowed a QBR-against of 95.8 in 2021. The team still has Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey and has now added Bobby Wagner.
The Rams lost more players than they got in free agency but they are still the best team in the division.