What a difference an offseason makes! If you are just waking up from December, the Seahawks will play Russell Wilson of the Broncos in Week 1 of 2022.
But you probably already knew the above. If you didn’t, I am sorry to be the bearer of the news that the Seahawks traded their franchise-best quarterback. The future might be bright but the present may not be.
The positive way of looking at 2022 is that we don’t really know what Seattle is capable of. Led by a bunch of young players, Seattle could find its way to being very good.
Plus, in Week 1, it will be interesting to see who is more nervous: the Seahawks rookies or now-former Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson. Let’s hope it’s Seattle’s young players that are calmer. But here are a few things that I am guessing do happen.
Seahawks vs. Broncos Week 1: 3 bold predictions
Jason Myers makes all 5 of his field goal attempts
The idea for the Seahawks is probably to play a lot of low-scoring, close games. Sure, Pete Carroll might dream to have blowout victories in every game ever but that isn’t reality and Carroll knows it. In fact, Seattle, since 2010, has made a habit of winning close games by playing great defense early in the 2010s and by having a quarterback that didn’t turn the ball over in most games overall.
Seattle’s special teams is going to have to be terrific in 2022 for the team to have any chance of winning the majority of its games. Jason Myers was perfect on field goals in 2020 but then in 2021 wasn’t nearly as good. Last year was arguably Myers’s worst in the NFL. But he has the talent to be better and he will.
Against the Broncos in Week 1, Myers will be asked to convert a bunch of field goal attempts to keep the Seahawks in the game. And he will do just that. Myers will make all five of his attempts with two being beyond 50 yards. Myers’ greatness will keep Seattle in the game when they appear on the verge of losing by two touchdowns.