3 Seattle Seahawks players who cannot afford to regress in 2023

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The Seattle Seahawks made the playoffs unexpectedly in 2022 and should be expected to make the postseason in 2023. Seattle has a young roster with tons of potential. Of course, potential is all about what one might do in the future and not what one is currently doing in the present.

For Seattle to truly succeed this coming season, they must be able to rely again on the players that were good last season. For instance, Kenneth Walker III was a stud once he got to be a full-time starter. Seattle did choose Zach Charbonnet in the second round of the 2023 NFL draft, but until he proves himself then Walker must continue to be a high-level RB1.

Seattle also needs to get good play from re-signed linebacker Bobby Wagner. Seattle is really thin at linebacker and the drop off of talent level from starter to backup is precipitous. Wagner not only needs to be his normal excellent self, but he also has to stay healthy. But which three players simply cannot regress at all for the Seahawks to be good in 2023?

Jason Myers - Seattle Seahawks kicker

Myers ended the drought of Seattle having bad kickers several seasons ago. In 2022, he made 34 of 37 field goal attempts and made his first Pro Bowl while wearing a Seahawks uniform (he made the Pro Bowl once before in 2018 when he was with the New York Jets). The shocking thing was Myers didn't make the Pro Bowl in 2020 when he made all 24 of his field goal attempts. But that could have just been a sign that the NFL had gotten used to Myers' excellence.

Since coming to Seattle in 2019, Myers has made 87.5 percent of his field goal attempts and 93.5 percent of his extra point attempts. Seattle rewarded him with a four-year extension this offseason that could keep Myers in Seattle until he is 36 years old. But before we get to the 2026 season, Seattle must have Myers keep being a Pro Bowl-level kicker in 2023 for the team to have any chance of the playoffs.