The Seattle Seahawks are now 6-7 through Week 14 but still have a chance to make the postseason. Even if Seattle loses to a good Philadelphia Eagles team in Week 15, Seattle will still be in the postseason chase, at least mathematically. Is there any hope that Seattle could win a game in the playoffs if they do make it that far? Unlikely.
At this same point in 2022, Seattle was 6-7 but on their way to 7-8 before winning their final two games and making the playoffs. The difference emotionally between this year and last is that last season no one expected Seattle to be close to the playoffs. In 2023, the team was supposed to be better because of another great draft and a couple of free agent signings and Seattle is just as good as in 2022 at best.
The positive would be that if Seattle continues to lose, their first-round draft pick in the 2024 NFL Draft goes up. So where would the Seahawks be picking if the season were to end right now?
Seattle Seahawks are at least in decent draft position currently
After losing in Week 14, the Seattle Seahawks would currently pick 13th in the 2024 draft. On Mel Kiper's Big Board for ESPN, Kiper currently has four quarterbacks in his top 13. He actually only has four QBs in his top 25. This means that if you are a fan of Michigan's J.J. McCarthy, Oregon's Bo Nix, or Washington's Michael Penix, Jr., and you want them to come to Seattle, there is a decent chance they could. If you want Seattle to take a potentially high-end edge rusher, there will be several of those types available as well.
The question is do you want Seattle to maybe win their last three games and make the playoffs or continue to stumble and maybe take their QB of the future? Watching the Seahawks win is always better, right?
And for those 12s who think it doesn't matter where Seattle chooses they will find a way to mess it up, I think that is wrong. 2023 first-round pick Devon Witherspoon looks like he is going to be really good. 2022 first-round choice Charles Cross also looks like a keeper.