3 Seahawks who could see a dip in production in 2024

Seattle could be more successful in 2024, but these three players might see a drop in their numbers.
Tre Brown of the Seattle Seahawks
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The Seattle Seahawks could easily exceed the expectations many national pundits have for them in 2024. Many betting sites have Seattle getting around eight wins. That would equate to a losing record, and Seattle has had only one losing season since 2011.

Sure, the coaching staff has turned over this offseason, but that should be a positive. There is defensive talent, for instance, but it was ill-used the last couple of seasons. Under new head coach Mike Macdonald, that is very likely to change.

Even if the team overall improves - let's hope - some specific players might see their personal numbers go down. This could be because they slightly overachieved in 2023. Or maybe the team has brought in talent to take reps away. Another reason might be a different player at the same position might get more attention in 2024.

Seattle Seahawks who could see a dip in production in 2024

Jarran Reed - Seahawks defensive tackle

Reed was played out of position in 2023 as Seattle inserted him in at nose guard. He was undersized for the spot and that was one of the reasons Seattle limped to 31st against the run. Reed was quick enough, though, to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks somewhat consistently. He finished with 7 sacks, the second-most of his career.

Reed could be more efficient this season - Mike Macdonald is not going to put Reed strictly at nose guard - and Reed might help the overall scheme of the defense a bit more. He is unlikely to get 7 sacks, however. Expecting that much even if he was playing on the Legion of Boom would be too much because he rarely has reached 7 in his career and having something closer to 4-5 sacks would match his career average.

Seattle should have more talent around Reed for a full season - Seattle drafted Byron Murphy II and Leonard Williams will begin the season with Seattle - and that might mean Reed has some of those sacks taken away by other players who reach the quarterback first. Reed will be an important part of the rotation, but he shouldn't have to play 72 percent of the defensive snaps as he did last year.

Tre Brown - Seahawks cornerback

Last season, Brown started seven games and had two interceptions and a sack. This year, Brown will be battling for a roster spot. Seattle chose Nehemiah Pritchett and D.J. James in the 2024 draft, plus Brown will be competing with veteran Mike Jackson. Jackson sat on the bench at the beginning of last season while Brown started, but Jackson eventually overtook Brown as Jackson is the better tackler and more consistent in coverage.

Brown might make the team, but he probably won't get as many starts. The starters at cornerback should be Jackson, Riq Woolen, and Devon Witherspoon. Brown should see fewer reps. That is going to cause his raw statistics to be limited.

Zach Charbonnet - Seahawks running back

This is not about Charbonnet being a bad player because he isn't. The tendency in a Ryan Grubb-coached offense is to have one featured running back while the other backs sparingly fill in. In two or three seasons, Charbonnet could be a very productive RB2 for the Seahawks, but in 2024, Kenneth Walker III is going to be the alpha. Walker could get 1,300 rushing yards this season.

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Last year, Charbonnet had 108 carries for 462 yards. That was solid, but he also did not do as well in games where he got 14 carries or more. In games against the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, and Los Angeles Rams, Charbonnet ran for 154 yards on 48 carries - just 3.2 yards per rush. (Those three teams were good, but Seattle scored 35 points against Dallas.)

Charbonnet will probably see fewer attempts in 2024 as the team focuses on Walker. This will save Charbonnet for future success, though.

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