Last in the division: Seattle Seahawks
Additions: Edge rusher Uchenna Nwosu, CB Artie Burns, defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson, CB Justin Coleman, LB/Special teamer Joel Iyiegbuniwe, QB Drew Lock (trade), Noah Fant (trade), defensive lineman Shelby Harris (trade) and lots of draft picks
Departures: QB Russell Wilson (trade), LB Bobby Wagner (released and signed by Rams), CB DJ Reed (signed by Jets), offensive lineman Jamarco Jones (signed by Titans), TE Gerald Everett (signed by Chargers), center Ethan Pocic (signed by Browns)
I don’t want to write or think that the Seahawks are the worst team currently in the NFC West but they are. The team finished last in the division in 2021 and that was with Bobby Wagner and most of the season with Russell Wilson. Losing DJ Reed hurts, too, because he was Seattle’s best CB the last two years.
There is no real replacement for Wilson for the foreseeable future. Wagner might be easier to replace on the field as Jordyn Brooks is becoming great and Cody Barton wasn’t bad in spots last year. But I am not sure how the Seahawks staff can optimistically think that the secondary overall can be one of the team’s best groups. The safeties are good, the cornerbacks are a huge question mark.
Speaking optimistically, however, if Seattle chooses well in the next two drafts, the team can be near the top of the division by 2024 and maybe have a long run of success again. But that seems a long way off now.