The 2021 NFL season was a year the Seattle Seahawks would love to put behind them.
They finished the season at 7-10, their worst season since 2011.
This means every season before this one was a season with a winning record for the team, thanks in part to Russell Wilson.
However, after just one losing season with the Seahawks, the team moved on from him.
But why would the team make a move like this that makes no sense?
Wilson was the heart and soul of that Seahawks offense.
It hurts to see all of them playing for another team, but the one that hits me hard is Russ. Russell Wilson was the heart and soul of the Seattle Seahawks. And it's gonna be a long time for someone to fill that role.
— SimpleSly (@SimpleSly2012) April 5, 2022
He’s the leader that motivated the team and pushed his teammates to perform at the highest level.
Wilson was also a huge part of why the Seahawks went to two Super Bowls with him as quarterback.
However, this year has seen plenty of moves by Seattle that make no sense.
Seattle Also Let Bobby Wagner Go, The Brains Behind The Seahawk Defense
The other shocking move that made no sense from Seattle was their releasing of Bobby Wagner.
He’s the guy that calls the plays on defense, and a tremendous threat to chase down ball carriers.
If Wilson was the heart and soul of those #Seahawks, then Wagner was the brain and any other vital internal organ. He was the perfect every down backer, super fast, great in coverage, called the D, could shed blockers…still a good player, but a few years ago he was spectacular https://t.co/idnxQyknuX
— Rod Francis (@InRodWeTrustMTL) March 9, 2022
The eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker was the brains of the team’s defense, something they need in 2022 to stay competitive.
However, the team didn’t re-sign him.
But the reason behind the team letting him walk, and trading Wilson to Denver, could be the same.
Seattle Seems To Want Younger Talent Over Experienced Players
Both Wagner and Wilson came into the NFL in 2012.
The feared linebacker was drafted in the second round, while they drafted their quarterback in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
This made both players a bargain for the team, who came off a 2011 season that saw them finish 7-9.
However, instead of keeping both players, who would enter their tenth season as NFL players, they left them.
But with them gone, new younger players have come along to replace them.
These two players are younger than their predecessors, meaning Seattle is looking for younger talent in those two important positions.
However, those moves make no sense, with both Wagner and Wilson having plenty of time left to take Seattle back to the playoffs.
Using The Draft To Help Wilson Would Have Been The Best Option
The only thing Seattle had to do was draft some help on the offensive line for their quarterback.
However, they made their move to go in a different direction.
Helping the former Super Bowl champion quarterback would have made more sense in Seattle.
It also would give them better chances to make the playoffs in an NFC West division that’s tough as nails.
But that’s not the move that they choose.
With their trade of Wilson, and other head scratching moves, some people feel this is a tanking season for Seattle.
Seahawks tanking for a better QB next season https://t.co/NqeMRquj9X
— TOON (@TOON_2323) June 30, 2022
With 2023 set to have a slate of talented quarterbacks, tanking for that number one pick could be what’s happening.
However, it’s the wrong move to make with a fanbase that loves Wilson in Seattle.