The five toughest quarterbacks the Seahawks will face in 2023

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Seahawks tough test No. 2: Matthew Stafford - Weeks 1 and 11

One thing to keep in mind is that the Rams really only have two good receivers in Cooper Kupp (if healthy) and Van Jefferson, but a lack of good receivers hasn't stopped Stafford from achieving multiple 4,000+ yards seasons before.

Matthew Stafford went underrated for a long time due to being on a poor Detroit Lions team. He finally earned his recognition after being traded to the Rams in 2021 and winning a super bowl with the team. However, his 2022 follow-up campaign didn't run as anticipated as he suffered from multiple injuries that ultimately put the defending super bowl champions at 5-12.

So far, Stafford looks ready to go for the upcoming season after allowing his elbow and other injuries to recover. He enters 2023 with a chip on his shoulder after not being able to accomplish what he wanted to last season. If he can enter this season healthy and stay healthy, I expect Stafford to match his championship-season stats: 67.2%, 4,886 yards, 41 TD, and 17 INT.

Seahawks tough test No. 3: Lamar Jackson - Week 9

When he's at the top of his game, Lamar Jackson is difficult to stop. But in the last two seasons, he's missed multiple games due to injury.

The Seahawks last played against Lamar Jackson in 2019 during his MVP season and lost 30-16. Jackson completed 9 out of 20 of his passes for 143 yards and zero touchdowns, while rushing for 116 yards and 1 touchdown.

In his two full seasons in 2019 and 2020, Jackson threw for a combined 5,884 yards, 62 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions while rushing for 2,211 yards and 14 touchdowns. In 2021 and 2022, despite missing 10 games, he threw for 5,124 yards, 33 touchdowns, and 20 interceptions and rushed for 1,531 yards and 5 touchdowns.