The Seattle Seahawks are 0-2 in the preseason. Meaningless games, yes. But the team overall has looked dismal and certain players terrible.
This article could be easy. There are so many Seahawks that have looked bad through two preseason games that one could choose 40 players to be in this article.
But one must still temper true disappointment because these are meaningless games with vanilla schemes. No, the defense appears no different than in 2021, but we also haven’t seen Quandre Diggs or Jamal Adams play and there is no real design being run.
That said, the three players below, for various reasons, have been let-downs this preseason so far and might not help the team once the regular season begins.
Three Seahawks have been real disappointments through two preseason games
Seahawks receiver Dee Eskridge
Dee Eskridge, come out, come out, wherever you are! Eskridge was a second-round choice in the 2021 NFL draft – one of the three picks Seattle had last year – so he needs to pay off. But so far, Eskridge has dealt with nagging injuries and, in the little time he has played, doesn’t make much of a difference on the field.
This needs to be the season that Eskridge takes a big leap forward and show that he can be a true WR3 for the Seahawks. Plus, and this shouldn’t be overlooked, Tyler Lockett, while still great, is a smaller receiver and those kinds of pass catchers tend to age more rapidly than bigger receivers like DK Metcalf. Lockett will turn 30 years old early in the 2022 season and will be 32 in the final year of Eskridge’s current deal.
Eskridge hasn’t looked bad this preseason, though. He just hasn’t looked at all. He is still dealing with an injury (this time a hamstring problem) and hasn’t played. Seattle has a lot of question marks behind Metcalf and Lockett and Eskridge has the speed to resolve the WR3 issue. That is, if he can ever stay healthy and play. The reason Eskridge is on this list is he still hasn’t proven he can play for any kind of stretch of time.