The Seahawks have a bye week in Week 11 but still could be winners. They might even get some help from Russell Wilson’s anemic offense. Wilson, of course, is irrelevant on the field for Seattle this year but he is very valuable as it pertains to one of Seattle’s first-round picks in the 2023 NFL draft.
If the draft were held today, Seattle would be holding Denver’s number 8 overall selection. Seattle picked up the Broncos’ first-round choice, of course, in the trade that sent Wilson to Denver this past offseason. The Seahawks also have their own first-round pick and would currently choose at number 22 with that.
But according to one former NFL offensive lineman, Tyler Polumbus, who played with both Seattle and Denver, Russell Wilson is “losing his mind” with the Broncos this season and calling audibles at the line that are codewords for Seattle’s offense and not Denver’s. Therefore, his fellow players have no idea what the play is being changed to.
Is former Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson losing his mind?
Polumbus should know his stuff. Maybe. To be fair, he did play with both teams, sure, but he never played with Wilson in Seattle. He was never a teammate of Wilson. However, Polumbus does still know the ins and outs of the Broncos, though, because he talks about them daily on 92.5 Altitude Sports Radio in Denver.
The Seahawks’ offense has also changed a lot over the last two years. Offensive coordinator Shane Waldron would have brought in different codewords last year in his first season as OC with Seattle. In 2022, those codewords have probably changed quite a bit as well. My point is maybe Wilson is calling out codewords to try to confuse a defense instead of his own team.
Or, as Polumbus said, Wilson truly is so overwhelmed by his and his offense’s poor play that he is pressing and relying on old verbiage. Since his offense is so inept currently – Denver is last in points per game at 14.6 – Wilson might not know the offense as well as he should. Either way, 12s should hope Wilson continues to possibly confuse his new team as more Broncos losses mean a better Seahawks draft pick.