The roster has improved since one year ago
It's easy to dread every offseason for several reasons, whether it's being a fan and waiting until football is back or fearing which players will potentially or inevitably leave in free agency.
Fortunately for the Seahawks, they avoided disaster by retaining some top pending free agents and signing a few game-changing players to their roster.
After returning to the postseason last year and hoping to sustain their success, keeping quality players becomes even more vital. The most important of the bunch would definitely be Geno Smith, for obvious reasons, Jason Myers, also for obvious reasons, and Nick Bellore, for his leadership and productive special teams work.
The outside additions to the team are probably the more exciting part, though. Other than the triumphant return of Seahawks great Bobby Wagner, the additions of Dre'Mont Jones, Jarran Reed, and Julian Love are also exciting.
The emphasis on improving the defense was clear in free agency, and the changes made will make a world of difference in a division with incredibly talented offenses to deal with.
Then, of course, there's the draft.
Seattle hit it out of the park right away with their two first-round picks; Devon Witherspoon, one of the top two cornerbacks in the class, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba, the projected best receiver of the group.
Witherspoon adds another intimidating figure to the Seahawks' defense, while the addition of Smith-Njigba creates a nearly unstoppable offense for Geno Smith to work with. Adding another standout receiver to play alongside D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett will provide another explosive element to an already impressive receiving corps.
Making a quarterback's job easier is not a simple task, but it is one that continues to pay off each and every season. Smith was impressive during his first season as the starter last year, and with all the improvements made to the team, it seems fair to conclude he will only get better, too.