Seahawks '99 and later club' carrying torch to being competitive again
With Time To Consider following Seahawks win over : Seaside Joe 1695
Pop Quiz Hot Shot: Without looking it up, who is the only player on the Seattle Seahawks 53-man roster who was born before 1990?
By next season, more than half of the Seahawks 53-man roster will have been born in 1999 or later. And for the most part, these players (and 1998’s Jake Bobo) will also be the basis for the answer to the one question all fans want to know: Will the Seattle Seahawks win a Super Bowl in the near future?
From what I’ve seen since at least Devon Witherspoon’s Week 2 debut, the answer is no worse than…Maybe!
I once read an ESPN article that argued/provided evidence for the premise that a team needs something like 7-8 blue chip “elite” players in order to compete for the Super Bowl. Going into the season, I wrote that the Seahawks didn’t have any established blue chip talents on offense or defense yet, but that it only was a matter of time before that would change and the 2022/2023 rookie classes have been the catalyst for Seattle winning four of their last five.
This week’s win over the Arizona Cardinals gave us a little more reason to believe that the Seahawks may have drafted at least four current Pro Bowl players and I don’t care how meaningless that honor is…it was too lonely for Quandre Diggs and Bobby Wagner!
Look at these current Seahawks born in 1999 or later and see how bright the future is, as well as the ones who barely missed the cut and Seattle’s most obvious positional need (it’s quarterback) to be added to the list eventually: