Seahawks tough test No. 4: Jalen Hurts - Week 15
Jalen Hurts had an exceptional season last year for the Philadelphia Eagles. He threw for over 3,700 yards, 22 touchdowns, and only 6 interceptions as well as an additional 760 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground.
The Eagles had an excellent team all around but that shouldn't minimize the impact that Hurts had on that offense. He played a major role in getting his team to the Super Bowl after going 14-1 in his 15 starts. In the two games he missed, the Eagles lost.
It's possible Hurts will see some regression this season, especially with a new offensive coordinator in town, but his talent and rise in rankings aren't something Seattle can ignore.
This will be the first time the Seahawks get a real chance to play against Hurts. They only played two snaps against him back in 2020 when he briefly came in relief of Carson Wentz. He completed one pass for six yards.
Seahawks tough test No. 5: Joe Burrow - Week 6
It’s hard to believe that Joe Burrow is only entering his fourth season in the NFL. He is easily a top-five quarterback in the league and happens to still be on his rookie contract.
In spite of suffering a torn ACL his rookie year, he lead the Bengals to a Super Bowl appearance in his second season where they narrowly lost to the Los Angeles Rams 23-20. Most quarterbacks who lose their Super Bowl debut don't make it back to the big game but I believe that Burrow will.
In 2022, Burrow completed 68.3% of his passes for 4,475 yards 35 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions and had the fourth-best touchdown percentage in the league. The Seahawks will battle Burrow in Week 6 of the 2023 season, which could very well end up an MVP year for him. Unfortunately, the game comes one week back from BYE week and Seattle has lost their last three games coming off of the BYE.