Midseason awards for the surprising Seattle Seahawks

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Back in March when the Seattle Seahawks made their trade official with the Denver Broncos, sending them franchise quarterback Russell Wilson, nearly everyone was in shock. Post-trade, many were unsure of what direction this Seahawks franchise would be heading in.

With a 71-year-old head coach in Pete Carroll, would rebuilding be the smartest thing? Despite Seattle refusing to admit that they would enter rebuilding mode, mostly everyone assumed they would start by selecting a quarterback in the draft. What most failed to recognize, including me, is that they already knew their quarterback was in-house.

The forgotten man over the last decade, Geno Smith was once again pushed to the side after Seattle acquired Drew Lock. The QB competition that bored everyone throughout OTAs, training camp and preseason left everyone in shock for what was about to come.

As we enter Week 10, Geno Smith is a dark horse MVP candidate. The Seattle Seahawks rookie class has been absolutely astonishing. They sit atop of the NFC West with an impressive 6-3 record. And, oh, by the way, have multiple picks in next year’s draft. A first and a second that belongs to a Denver Broncos team that is currently 2 games under .500. Safe to say, the future is bright in Seattle.

Seattle Seahawks: Midseason awards

It feels as if every player on this roster earns a reward as we have officially passed the midway mark of the 2022 regular season. Guys have stepped up at nearly every single position. The coaching staff has shown the ability to adjust not only in games but during game preparation and help this team get better in areas of weakness.

To say the very least, this Seattle Seahawks team has taken the league by storm. They are a young, fast, athletic group that is playing for each other and having fun while building confidence in the process.

I will be handing out the rewards in the following categories: MVP, offensive player of the year, defensive player of the year, rookie of the year, and most improved.