The Seahawks are still a few weeks away from Week 1 of the 2022 regular season but to help 12s be hopeful for a good year, three players need to prove they can be good.
That starts with preseason game 2 versus the Chicago Bears.
Obviously, preseason games are meaningless in real win-loss standings, but they aren’t meaningless for players trying to either earn a roster spot or show they are good enough to start.
That’s where the three players that follow come in.
Three Seahawks that need to play a lot better versus the Bears than they did against the Steelers
Seahawks tight end Colby Parkinson
Colby Parkinson isn’t supposed to be a full-time starter at tight end but he will probably end up being just one of three tight ends on the 2022 roster. This means he will see a bunch of snaps this year. Can he block? Probably not that well. That means he needs to catch and be a very good red zone threat. Against the Steelers, though, Parkinson dropped a well-throw pass in the end zone. Those kinds of throws must be caught in the regular season.
Maybe Parkinson is just not used to pass being thrown his way. He’s been hurt quite a bit in his two-year career missing 10 games in 2020 and missing 3 last year. He has been targeted just 10 times total and has caught 7 of them. But even though he is 6’7” he hasn’t been used much in the red zone and doesn’t have a touchdown reception yet.
Parkinson also has averaged just 7 yards a catch with a long of 12 yards. Not exactly explosive numbers. But Parkinson doesn’t seem to have some athletic ability so he is probably capable of more. But if he keeps dropping potential touchdown passes then he might not even have a roster spot.