Seattle Seahawks left guard Damien Lewis
Many people just assume the interior of the Seattle Seahawks offensive line was bad in 2022. It wasn't. Not all of it anyway. Center and right guard were a bit of a problem. Austin Blythe was not strong enough to hold up in a Seattle scheme against more powerful defensive linemen. Gabe Jackson was pretty bad more often than not.
But Damien Lewis was likely the most consistently good offensive lineman the Seahawks had last year. He was also really good at right guard in 2020 (his rookie season) before being flipped to left guard in 2021. One might wonder why Seattle decided to move Lewis, but it could just be that he could further help protect whichever right-handed quarterback was taking snaps.
As a right guard in 2020, Pro Football Focus (subscription required) gave Lewis a relatively poor pass protection grade of 48.4 but he was beastly in run blocking at 81.5. Lewis wasn't much better after being moved to left guard in 2021 in pass blocking and digressed a bit in the running game. But in 2022, Lewis excelled in pass protection and was solid against an opposing team's run defense. He ranked 11th overall for guards last year.
Lewis is now entering his walk year in 2023 and will be an unrestricted free agent next offseason. The Seahawks already extended edge rusher Uchenna Nwosu for another three years, and now they need to focus on Lewis. It seems that the Seattle coaching staff is happy with being young and talented on the offensive line and Lewus is only going to make the group better for the next several seasons and be a veteran voice that the rest of the line can rely on.