The Seahawks are expected to be bad in 2022 (and the preseason hasn’t helped them look better). But here are four reasons Seattle could make a surprise playoff run.
We 12s get it, right? The Seahawks lost Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner this offseason and lost them from a 2021 team that finished 7-10.
Without Seattle’s two leaders, how can 12s have hope as to why Seattle should have a successful season?
Maybe they can’t. Seattle has a bunch of question marks with just a little bit of time before the 2022 season begins. Still, that might make the Seahawks ripe to shock the world this season. Here are four reasons why.
Four reasons Seahawks could make a playoff push in 2022
Seahawks have DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett
While Seattle might have a question as to who their quarterback is going to be this season, there is no question as to who the receivers are that the quarterback will be mostly throwing to. Metcalf and Lockett are two receivers who do different things but each one can do stuff to perfection.
Lockett is the smaller but likely quicker of the two. He has some of the best hands in the NFL. If a quarterback gets the ball in his vicinity, he is probably going to find a way to come down with it. Lockett is the closest Seattle has come to having a receiver like Doug Baldwin since Baldwin retired. Meaning Lockett is the one receiver Seattle has that when a catch has to be made he is the guy you want to throw the ball to.
Metcalf is the more physical freak. He is faster than the other team’s defender, stronger and can probably jump higher. He isn’t the route runner Lockett is but he overcomes that with his raw ability. He is a threat in the red zone while also being able to take the ball 70 yards for a touchdown on a simple crossing pattern.
Few teams have receivers as good as Lockett and Metcalf individually and even fewer have a duo as good.