Seattle Seahawks Offseason Needs: Build For The Future Quarterback

Head Coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks, 2022 NFL Mock Draft (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Head Coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks, 2022 NFL Mock Draft (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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Seattle Seahawks, DK Metcalf
DK Metcalf #14 of the Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

The Seattle Seahawks are entering a new era this offseason, making it pivotal to the future of the franchise.

The Seattle Seahawks are entering new territory this offseason. At least new to many members of this regime. A rebuild. The exit of Russell Wilson from the franchise spelled the end to a long run of success. While that success could still continue, it will be a major uphill battle.

The Seahawk teams of great that made, and won, Super Bowls has been torn down to the studs. Wilson, Doug Baldwin, Marshawn Lynch, Bobby Wagner, the entire Legion of Boom and many others have moved beyond Seattle. So, what now?

The Seahawks are in an interesting position. While the Wilson trade brought in selections for the 2022 NFL Draft, the 2023 NFL Draft might be where this franchise makes the biggest strides in their rebuild. Multiple first rounders a year from now creates flexibility and creativity to find the right pieces. The downside is going through what could be a troublesome 2022 season.

At this point, Seattle needs to focus on building for the quarterback of the future. Could that be Drew Lock? Probably not, but the team should spend the 2022 year deciding that. There’s no sense in going all in on a rookie quarterback if the rest of the roster isn’t set, and let me tell you, it isn’t. At least not in its current state.

We start with what Seattle doesn’t exactly need. First, receivers. As of now, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf among others will be back. Metcalf could still be moved with just one year left on his deal, but the rest of the room is serviceable for the time being. Plus, we don’t know how Noah Fant will transition to this offense. That could be a gain.

Second, Jamal Adams. It’s just one player, but Seattle has made a hefty investment in Adams that will be hard to escape. If he can stay healthy, he’s still a strong player to lead the defense.

Finally, running backs. Kind of. Chris Carson showed flashes, if he can stay healthy. This team can use that as the focal point for now, but will need depth just in case. More on the running game later.

Seattle Seahawks Offseason Needs

That’s really about it. There are flashes here and there, but true strengths are limited on this current Seattle team. Seeing the roster, it makes sense why the team chose now to redirect the franchise. So, what happens this offseason? Where does the attention go, especially if it isn’t on drafting a quarterback just yet?