B/R's prediction for Seahawks 'biggest bust' in 2023 could not be more wrong

Bleacher Report produced a list of "biggest busts" for each team in 2023 and their Seahawks prediction might surprise you.
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The Seattle Seahawks have an edge rusher who has been in the league for enough seasons to show he can be a boom-or-bust player, but yet even after the seasons he's played, one cannot be sure how good he will be in 2023. For Seattle to be very good this coming season, this player needs to perform at a high level.

The player I speak of is Darrell Taylor and it would be easy for Bleacher Report to have chosen him as the player who could be the biggest bust for the Seahawks this year. Taylor is not the player B/R chose, however. Instead, the site went with Uchenna Nwosu, and Nwosu was by far Seattle's best and most consistent edge rusher in 2022 and should be again this year.

B/R placed its "bust" title on Nwosu because Brandon Thorn of Trench Warfare said that many of Nwosu's "49 total pressures" - 38, in fact - were "low quality pressures" which are caused not by the player creating his own chaos but that he gets pressure of a QB because there was a breakdown in blocking. Of course, this leaves out all kinds of things, such as whether the move Nwosu makes initially caused the blocking mistake.

Bleacher Report is likely very wrong about Seahawks edge rusher Uchenna Nwosu

Nwosu's production last year just follows his progression as a player. Plus, he got a chance to play more in his first year with the Seahawks in 2022. His snap count percentage went from 67 percent in 2021 with the Chargers, which was up until that point, easily a career-high, to 78 percent in 2022. Nwosu also finally got the chance to be a true leader on a defense and he ran with it.

Instead of being a "bust," there is a very good chance the Seahawks extend Nwosu prior to 2024 free agency due to his play last year and this coming season. Nwosu could easily be even better in 2023 if he gets more consistent help from players like Taylor, or Derick Hall, or Boye Mafe.

Of course, who knows? Bleacher Report is simply making a guess that Nwosu wil be a bust this year. But the odd thing is that he was general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll's biggest free agent signing ever prior to the 2023 offseason and Nwosu already proved he was worth the contract last year. This season isn't the year to call Nwosu a "bust;" Last year would have been.