The Seattle Seahawks Offseason
2022 Dream Draft Pick: Charles Cross
The Seahawks may be in the quarterback market in the 2022 NFL draft but if there is a player that would make this team rethink picking rookie passer it would be offensive tackle Charles Cross whose regarded as the best pass protector by many scouts in the draft and certainly has shown his ceiling as a prospect with an exceptional combine. Drafting Charles Cross may cost them a potential leadoff pick for quarterbacks but it at the very least gives the current and next quarterback of the team highly reliable blindside blocker for decade.
The To-Do List
Trade Russell Wilson
The Seattle Seahawks have a difficult decision to make offseason as the dominance of the Seattle Seahawks is coming to an end and before Russell Wilson's contract expires, the Seahawks need to move him for a boat-load of picks so that they can rebuild this franchise. Russell Wilson has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL for over a decade but with a bad offensive staff, one of the worst offensive lines in football, and inconsistency in the run game Wilson has had to put the team on his back for the last half decade. And while the reports are skeptical as to whether the Seahawks want to trade him or if Russell Wilson wants to go, trading him might be their only option for a bright future in Seattle. Most NFL teams would want him on the squad and I'm not even going to bother naming all the teams that could use Super Bowl caliber quarterback at the age of 33 which is still relatively young for quarterback nowadays and I could argue that 's hitting his prime years as the game starts to slow down for great quarterbacks at this age. His trade out out of Seattle might also be forced consider that the Seahawks lack a first round pick after trading it and other selections for Jamal Adams, a trade that the Jets clearly will benefit from as they have the #10 overall selection. Wilson could cost three Day 1 selections and extra Day 2 and 3 picks as well in no particular order and give Pete Carroll, assuming he's still their in Seattle, enough ammunition to draft a young quarterback as well give him the pieces to revamp this roster. I know that no Seahawk fan wants to see Wilson leave the organization but even before he got injured this season, you could see that this team has no future with him or without him on the field and blowing up the roster, trading off assets, and starting a rebuild is going to be your only option very soon.
Resign D.K. Metcalf
D.K. Metcalf has been nothing short of one of the scariest wide receivers in the NFL when he gets into a rhythm and the Seahawks wide receiver depend on his ability to catch and run and turn 5 yard slants into 50+ touchdowns and Seahawks need to lock him up to a long term contract. D.K. Metcalf fell into their laps in the 3rd round of the 2019 NFL draft and lit the NFL world on fire with his ungodly athleticism and excellent hands and, outside of Russell Wilson, he's been the best player on the Seahawks roster. Metcalf still hasn't hit his ceiling in the NFL due to a poor offensive system and despite being doubled up on most plays by opposing defenses, he still makes an impact in one way or another and if Seattle starts a rebuild by trading away Russell Wilson for pick, the new quarterback in town is going to need a player like D.K. Metcalf to throw to. I think D.K. Metcalf is probably going to warrant a $20,000,000 deal and I would argue that given his ceiling and how important he is to the offense that that's good deal for a receiver with his ability. The Seahawks offensive coordinator in Shane Waldron had a rough year in 2021 and left Seahawks fans with bad taste in their mouth before and after Russell Wilson hand injury and with Wilson and his weapons at Waldron's disposal, the entire league expected more. Sign Metcalf as soon as possible because if the Seahawks don't some other team certainly will.
For God Sake Seattle, Fix the offensive line!
I don't know how many years I have been mocking offensive lineman to the Seattle Seahawks but I am at the point of simply writing off Pete Carroll's interest in protecting Russell Wilson, or whoever is quarterbacking the Seahawks, and I would be willing to bet that Russell Wilson probably isn't happy about the decision making on draft day when they skip all of the offensive line help in the 1st round and grab defensive players and unfortunately it has created a bit of animosity between Wilson and the organization. Unfortunately the Seahawks don't have a Day 1 pick in another excellent offensive line draft and with Wilson becoming more injury prone because of the hits he's taken from his severely lacking offensive protection and if they want keep Wilson on the team or make sure that the next quarterback isn't overwhelmed by NFL defenses. They need to get into the free agent market and go after Brandon Scherff or Andrew Norwell if they hit the market or hope an offensive tackle starts to fall to them in Day 2. The Seahawks made huge mistake when they traded for Jamal Adams which cost them draft capital and somehow found themselves on the losing end of that and I would be surprised if the Jets don't use the #10 overall pick to grab an offensive lineman which kind of put salt in the wound of Seahawk fans. I expect Wilson to want out of Seattle if he even thinks that they won't go after offensive line help in the draft and Seattle would be wise to trade him if they aren't going to address.