Seattle Seahawks fans may have been disappointed with the way their season ended last year. A 28-23, divisional round playoff loss to Green Bay. However, some fans may believe that they hit the jackpot this offseason. That jackpot being Jamal Adams. After acquiring one of the NFL’s top defensive backs, can Seattle make a run at another super bowl with Russel Wilson at the helm?
This offseason was an interesting on for the Seahawks to say the least. They re-signed key role pieces that were solid contributors last season in Jarran Reed, Mike Iupati, and Jacob Hollister. The new additions on the team is where they made a splash this offseason. Signing veteran tight end, Greg Olsen will be a huge boost for Russel Wilson in the redzone. Wide receiver, Philip Dorsett also was a nice addition to the receiver core in Seattle giving Russel Wilson plenty of options to throw to. Seattle also brough back veteran edge rusher Bruce Irvin, who started his career in Seattle. The biggest addition to the team was clearly, Jamal Adams. Mix those additions in with a very solid draft and the Seahawks should be right in the mix to return back to the playoffs this season.
Head coach, Pete Carroll, now coaching in his 11th season with Seattle knows what to expect from his squad by now. The NFC west division is loaded with talented rosters, making it tough for Seattle to win their division. The 49ers, Cardinals, and Rams rosters’ are loaded with very talented and special players in the league. There will be some tough divisional battles in the NFC west but I expect Seattle to be right at the top and competing for a divisional title this year. A team doesn’t go out and get a pro bowl safety in Jamal Adams and not expect to make some sort of run this season.
The schedule looks pretty solid for Seattle this year. They have 6 very tough divisional games, and the possibility of not having the 12th man backing the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field this season would make it just that much tougher. The back end of the their schedule lightens up with the Giants, Jets, and The Washington Football Team all in consecutive weeks. I predict their record to be close to what it was last year at 11-5, but I think they win 12 games in the regular season this year. 12-4 and going back to the playoffs at the top of their division.
Every NFL teams season has its ups and downs no doubt. I think adding key veterans will help this team down the stretch barring they stay healthy. If healthy this team could very well make a Super Bowl run this season. With Covid-19 and the world in uncertainty right now, who knows what to expect? At the end of the day, Russel Wilson is going to be Russel Wilson, and he will have his Seattle Seahawks right in the mix this year as a Super Bowl contender.