Winners and losers from Seahawks 2022 draft, but mostly winners
By Matthew Holm
Winner — Pete Carroll
Hindsight is always 20/20. That said, many front office decisions the Seahawks have made in the last decade have prompted reactions ranging from “I don’t agree, but I understand the logic,” to “No amount of rationalization could make this even close to okay.”
This year, the Seahawks went with a true throwback strategy, not chasing big names that didn’t fit Carroll’s philosophy, like Jimmy Graham, not giving out big money to aging free agents with major regression concerns, like Greg Olsen, and instead largely choosing to buy low on breakout candidates and reclamation projects like Uchenna Nwosu and Quinton Jefferson.
Seattle’s offseason is becoming very reminiscent of the way Carroll built the team prior to drafting Russell Wilson, and at this point, it may be fair to question just how much leeway Carroll was actually ceding to Wilson, even if Wilson didn’t necessarily agree.
Furthermore, this offseason has lent credence to the idea that Pete Carroll is willing to adapt to the modern game, even if many people still disagree with the value he places on the running game. The Seahawks are going to be a brand-new team this coming year — one that will likely look very different from the Seahawks of old, schematically speaking, but one that will almost certainly retain the spirit of Pete Carroll-led teams of yore.