The team made the playoffs eight times in nine tries entering 2021 and won a Super Bowl in Wilson’s second season.
In fact, the team has never had a losing season with Wilson.
The worst mark was a 9-7 finish in 2017 that held Wilson out of the playoffs for the first time ever.
But all that is changing in 2021.
The Seahawks dropped to 5-9 on the year Tuesday night and while they are not technically eliminated, it would take a true miracle to make the postseason.
So we can assume that will not be happening, even if the 2021 NFL season has been a wild one.
What we do know is that the Seahawks will for sure finish with a losing record.
That is an unfortunate first for Wilson in Seattle.
For the first time in his 10-year NFL career, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks will finish a season with a losing record. pic.twitter.com/D5CvvdOxPJ
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 22, 2021
Wilson will have a losing record for the first time in his career in what could mark the end of his time in Seattle.
Circumstances To Remember
The Seahawks entered Week 5 with a 2-2 record and lost Wilson to a finger injury in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
They went 1-2 in three games without him and he returned after a bye week to take on the Green Bay Packers.
The Seahawks were shut out in that game and it was clear Wilson was not his usual self.
Nah this is Russell Wilson looking for his receivers. https://t.co/QP3AscM4aC
— Aaron Morse (@MorseCode206) December 22, 2021
That has continued to be true since that game so it is tough to tell if the finger is truly the reason for his and the team’s struggles this season.
Ultimately, change could be coming regardless of the reason for his shortcomings.
Pete Carroll could be on his way out as well as the Seahawks seek change following the end of a great run.