The Seattle Seahawks might as well be Hades as of the moment because their 12th Man should abandon all hope every time they enter Lumen Field next season.
Losing linebacker and franchise legend Bobby Wagner alone is a huge blow.
However, trading away Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos takes them away from the NFC’s contenders list.
It’s hard to see them returning to the playoffs anytime soon, especially when they are facing the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, and defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams at least twice every season.
Not having Wilson increases the possibility of going 0-6 against their NFC West rivals.
As a consolation, the Seahawks got Drew Lock from the Wilson trade.
But as Pro Football Focus writer Austin Gayle tweets, it’s hard to find optimism with that swap.
If you trade Russell Wilson just to start Drew Lock for 17 games, the city of Seattle should honestly press charges.
— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) March 8, 2022
Gayle tweeted, “If you trade Russell Wilson just to start Drew Lock for 17 games, the city of Seattle should honestly press charges.”
There’s a reason the Broncos acquired Teddy Bridgewater last season.
Lock hasn’t panned out into the franchise quarterback the Broncos hoped, especially when he had 25 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in three seasons.
However, there’s a chance that Geno Smith might win the starting role over him.
Perhaps they can also select a quarterback using the picks they got from the Broncos.
Therefore, it’s shaping up to become a long season for the Seahawks.
Projecting The Seahawks’ 2022 Record
Looking at the Seahawks’ opponents next season, they might win a maximum of five games.
However, that depends on how the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, New York Jets, and New York Giants perform.
Seattle may end up winning or losing all of those games.
Outside of those games, it’s hard to see the Seahawks defeating the teams within their division, as well as franchises in the AFC West and the NFC South.
Lord have mercy on the Seahawks.