So long as Russell Wilson is under center, the Seattle Seahawks are going to be in the hunt for contention in the NFC. For a brief period during the 2021 NFL offseason, it really seemed like that might not be the case.
Although the NFL is certainly not at the NBA’s level, it seemed like the 2021 offseason had an unusually large number of star players — specifically at quarterback — trying to get out of their current NFL cities and move to new ones.
Wilson even went so far at one point as to have his agent leak preferred trade destinations to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and there were some rumblings that the Chicago Bears made an offer that was ultimately declined by Jon Schneider and the Seattle Seahawks.
Seattle Seahawks nearly lost Russell Wilson?
Whatever ended up happening behind the scenes, the Seattle Seahawks were able to patch things up with their star quarterback.
Game back on.
The Seahawks avoided somewhat of a major crisis here and wound up with a very quiet offseason otherwise.
They had no first-round picks, they didn’t have a ton of cap space to play around with in free agency, and the Wilson trade rumors dominated any other headline competing for space.
So, really, you could technically consider just about any move the Seahawks made in the 2021 offseason “underrated” but we’re going to pick three of them anyway.
Let’s take a deeper dive into the moves this team made to get better in 2021 and how these acquisitions can impact the team.