Seahawks news: Chris Jones, Geno Smith, Tre Brown, and John Schneider

Seattle begins its 2023 season at Lumen Field on Sunday by hosting the Los Angeles Rams.

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The Seattle Seahawks are about to embark on their 2023 season, and we will know a lot more about the team after Week 1 than we do now. But we have already learned a few things during the preseason (hence, the first point of my article below). Let's hope we learn that the team can begin 1-0 after a victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

But before we get there, here are a few short bits we think we know. One, Seattle's passing offense should be really good with DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett and Jaxon Smith-Njigba getting throws from Geno Smith. That's good. We also know Bobby Wagner is back and that should make the defense better.

But what we don't know? How well can the defense stop the run? And should they add more talent along the defensive line? This bring me to point one.

Seahawks Week 1 depth chart has Tre Brown over Michael Jackson

My hope with Tre Brown listed as a starter is that Brown took the starting spot from Michael Jackson instead of Jackson losing the job to Brown. What I mean by that is that we've seen Brown play pretty well in the preseason, but he didn't exactly do anything that would make one think he is nearly a Pro Bowl-quality corner. But Jackson looked mostly awful in the final two preseason games.

So if Brown won the job, great. That means Seattle is getting its best players on the field instead of a 2022 starter who isn't going to be good enough to start in 2023. For most of the offseason, we've heard how deep and talented the Seahawks' secondary could be this year. But since Jackson hasn't been good this preseason, the entire unit looks less good than it potentially did even a month ago.

Also on the depth chart, DeeJay Dallas is listed as RB2 behind Kenneth Walker III. That's interesting as one might have assumed that 2023 second-round pick Zach Charbonnet would be the second running back in the rotation. Is Charbonnet not what Seattle thought they were getting? Or does Seattle just trust Dallas more in pass protection at this point?