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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DK Metcalf #14 celebrates with Tyler Lockett #16 and Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Seattle Seahawks Offseason Needs: Future Assets

This might seem like an odd thing to put on a needs list, but it’s the truth. If the Seattle Seahawks want to rebuild this team and get everything in place for the future, they need to start compiling assets. That could mean a lot over moving parts over the next couple months.

Moving Russell Wilson was a big first step. That move regained some lost draft capital while also adding some pieces that could turn into contributors. If Seattle can part with some other pieces, like DK Metcalf, Carlos Dunlap and others or even trading back in the 2022 NFL Draft, that could break down this roster while providing the means to build it back up.

The fact of the matter, though, is Seattle might not need as much as we think. It’s just that the areas that lacked in 2021, really lacked. Outside of the two above needs and a quarterback the Seahawks saw some fairly bright spots this past season that should for the most part return.

Seattle ranked third in yards per carry, tied for ninth in rushing touchdowns and were second for both rushes of 20+ yards and 40+ yards. The running game has serious potential and could carry this Seahawk team beyond expectations in 2022, especially if the offensive line is emphasized.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Seahawks were second in the league for rushing yards per carry, allowing just 3.8 per rush. They also surrendered just one carry for 40+, tied for seventh, and were middle of the pack for rushing yards and touchdowns allowed. If the secondary can be bolstered, this defense can contend.

Long story short, Seattle might not be down for very long. A few additions and perhaps a scheme adjustment could very well keep the Seahawks in contention during the 2022 season with plenty of capital to solve the rest of the issues next offseason.