4 Seattle Seahawks players who quietly had great seasons in 2022
By Lee Vowell
Player No. 4: Seahawks left guard Damien Lewis
The Seahawks’ offensive line was far from perfect this year. Seattle started rookies at both offensive tackle spots and both were pretty good and should be better in the future. In fact, both right tackle Abe Lucas and left tackle Charles Cross are likely capable of being Pro Bowlers one day. The 2022 Seattle draft class will yield results for a bunch of years still.
But while the center and right guard positions weren’t good for Seattle in 2022, Damien Lewis’ play is a bit overlooked. After a rough start through the first three games, Lewis got better as the season grew old. Some of his best games were in the four games two. Twice this season (Weeks 9 and 10), Pro Football Focus (subscription required) gave Lewis overall grades of elite.
In 634 pass protection snaps, Lewis allowed just 3 quarterback hits. He allowed 3 sacks and 19 overall pressures and neither of those numbers is bad. Pro Football Focus graded Lewis by the 11th-best guard in the NFL at the end of the season. This was ahead of players like the Colts’ Quenton Nelson and the Packers’ Elgton Jenkins.
Lewis is only 25 years old. He is a free agent after the 2023 season. Seattle needs to re-sign Lewis and along with Cross and Lucas help form the nucleus of the Seattle offensive line for years. Now the Seahawks just need to fix its center and right guard positions.