Stock Up, Stock Down: Which Seahawks have done most to improve?
The QB, RB, WR, and OL who have done the most to help or hurt their place on the Seahawks roster: 8/17/2023
Before the Seattle Seahawks traded Russell Wilson, I couldn’t see a path that would lead them back to the Super Bowl within the next two or three seasons. Not enough draft picks, not enough cap space, not enough talent.
After the Seahawks traded Russell Wilson—getting back draft picks, cap space, and talent—I didn’t care as much about Seattle’s path to the Super Bowl as I did about the fact that I was more interest and invested in what the franchise would do “next” than I had been in a very long time.
Now almost 18 months after the Seahawks traded Wilson, I can see that Super Bowl vision potentially coming to fruition in the near-enough future if everything goes right (typical of any Super Bowl champion), which is much sooner than I thought I was allowed to hope for.
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Expectations can change quickly in the NFL and that doesn’t just include blockbuster trades of superstar quarterbacks, but also by simply “doing business” during a busy offseason that included re-signing Geno Smith, drafting two first and two second round picks, adding a marquee free agent defensive lineman, and finding out how they will gel together through minicamps, OTAs, and three weeks of training camp.
The last open practice of which concluded on Wednesday.
Starting today, I will post two parts of a Stock Up, Stock Down report, tracking how the value has changed since the end of the 2022 season for: A quarterback, a running back, two wide receivers going in opposite directions, and three offensive linemen. Since the offense took up one post by itself, I’ll save the defense for another bonus article this week.
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