3 Seahawks veterans that are having Pro Bowl worthy seasons

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Seahawks edge rusher Uchenna Nwosu

Nwosu is new this year to the Seahawks but this is his fifth year in the NFL. He is having a career season so far in 2022. Prior to 2022, Nwosu’s career-high in sacks was 5. His career-high in tackles-for-loss was 17 and his career-high in quarterback hits was 17. All of these came with the Chargers last year. So the player Seattle signed this offseason as a free agent was on an upward trajectory.

Nwosu hasn’t disappointed. He has already set a new career-high in sacks with 7 (but in about half the games – 9 in 2022 versus 17 in 2021), tied his career-high in tackles-for-loss, and is just two away from tying his career-high in quarterback hits. Nwosu has also forced 2 fumbles and defended 3 passes. He has been everywhere for Seattle this year.

League-wide, Nwosu is 7th in sacks. Nwosu is also 7th in quarterback hits. And he is 12th in tackles for loss. So Nwosu isn’t only having a great year compared to the rest of his teammates, he is having a great year compared to anyone else.

Uchenna Nwosu is also just 25 years old so should have many seasons left to play impactful football. He is making $11,045,000 this year and just $8,010,000 in 2023 after which he is a free agent. But Seattle needs to approach Nwosu about working out an extension now and not wait until next year. In 2024, Nwosu will be just 27 years old. He has missed only three games in 4-plus years so he stays healthy. Seattle needs to extend Nwosu through 2026 at least.