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In A Surprise Move, The Seahawks Trade QB Russell Wilson To The Broncos!

It’s the end of an era, with the Seattle Seahawks trading their superstar quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos in exchange for three players and a handful of draft picks. Needless to say, this is a startling change to the scenery of the NFC West and will definitely impact how things go.

Honestly, I’m still trying to wrap my head around this news, as Russell Wilson is the best quarterback in franchise history, playing for the Seahawks since 2012 and becoming a champion in just his second season, where they defeated the Broncos.. how’s that for irony?

According to numerous sources, the Seahawks receive the following:

  • 1st Round Pick
  • 1st Round Pick
  • 2nd Round Pick
  • 2nd Round Pick
  • 5th Round Pick
  • Drew Lock
  • Shelby Harris
  • Noah Fant

In return, the Broncos receive Russell Wilson and a 4th Round Pick.

There are a lot of rumors circulating about why Seattle would give up Wilson, but one that’s gotten a lot of traction is the fact that Wilson’s contract was set to expire at the end of the 2023 season, and that Wilson was looking for that “Mahomes money”, and that Seattle wasn’t willing to pay him $50 million a year in his mid-30s.

After all, would Russell’s game and style of play age very well on the other side of 35? Probably not. Plus, several teammates reportedly said he was playing half-heartedly.

With Wilson out, Drew Luck would take over the QB role for now, but his contract ends after the 2022 season. So it wouldn’t surprise me to see Seattle use their newly acquired 9th overall pick in the draft to land a new quarterback.

Sites like Olybet have the Seahawks odds of winning the 2023 NFC at +5000, while the Broncos odds of winning the 2023 AFC are +800. Needless to say, most people look at the upcoming season as one of rebuilding for the Seahawks organization.

An Uncertain Season Lies Ahead For The Seahawks

As the 2021 season fast approaches, it’s clear that the pressure is well and truly on for the Seahawks. Following some pretty bruising playoffs that most notably saw the Seahawks getting mauled by the LA Rams at Lumen Field back in January, capping off an unfortunate 2020 season, things will have to change this time around.

We know that particular players will be feeling the heat more than most, as some have a very tough road ahead if they want to stay in the game. That being said, there are also reasons to feel optimistic about the months ahead. Let’s take a closer look at the current state of play to try and assess the Seahawks’ chances for 2021.

The heat is on, for some

Much of the attention this season will be on a select number of players that came under increasing pressure as the 2020 season came to a head at the start of the year. Chief among these is center Ethan Pocic, who everyone expected to be replaced at the end of the 2020 season, following months of speculation that the Seahawks were seeking a more effective center.

Meanwhile, linebacker Darrell Taylor will be feeling some serious heat after not performing at all during the last season, owing to extensive surgery on his leg. The first game will be the first time Taylor has set foot on the field since the surgery, meaning that the pressure is likely to be intense.

New blood could turn it around

After the trials and tribulations of last season, it makes sense that the Seahawks would invest in some new blood to try and turn things around. From what we have seen so far, it’s clear that some of the newbies have plenty of potential to make a serious impact.

Chief among these are new defensive end Aldon Smith, who was signed to a one-year veteran deal in April to add some back-end depth to the pass rush. While his stats are good and could seriously beef up the defensive end, naysayers have noted that he is now 31 and has seen comparatively little action on the field in recent seasons.

We also have defensive tackle Cedrick Lattimore out of Iowa, a rookie who spent all of the 2020 season on the practice squad. He was finally activated for that aforementioned game against the Rams, where he managed to pull off six tackles and 26 snaps, suggesting that the Seahawks should have tapped him sooner.

What the bookies think

When assessing the chances for the Seahawks in the coming season, it’s always worth asking the bookies that they think. For this, the picture is mixed. By looking at the top bookmakers listed on Winners Net, we see that the Seahawks are nobody’s hot ticket.

Betway has the Seahawks on 25/1 as outright winners, with the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the favorites to win the season. At the likes of William Hill and bet365, the odds are pretty much telling the same story – that the Seahawks are a long shot. Only time will tell.

Three ‘Can’t Miss’ Games for the Seahawks in 2021

The Seahawks last season won the NFC West with a mark of 12-4. It looked as if the team was ready to make a serious Super Bowl run, but a pothole stopped their run.

The rival Rams came into Lumen Field and laid down a win to knock Seattle out of the playoffs, ending the season much to the shock of many fans.

Now the team is looking to be more consistent, and they want to make their head coach Pete Carroll who has been there for some time proud as they take the field.

On Wednesday night, the NFL released the 2021 Seahawks schedule, and we couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming season!

After looking through the schedule and giving it some careful consideration, these are the 3 matchups that I’m most looking forward to:

09/26 at Minnesota – Seattle heads to the road as they head almost exactly sideways to go to Minnesota to take on the Vikings. Minnesota has a couple big playmakers on both sides of the ball, and why they look a lot like a .500 club, they on the road will have to be dealt with, so the Hawks can’t just assume it’s an easy win.

10/17 at Pittsburgh – Playing in Heinz Field in prime time isn’t easy, but the Steelers lost to Cleveland in the playoffs so there is more than enough hope for the Hawks as they head in for a big 8:20pm EST game on NBC. The big matchup in this game is Russell Wilson trying to avoid that Pittsburgh pass rush, with T.J. Watt leading the way.

12/19 at Los Angeles Rams – After losing at home in the playoffs to the Rams, the team will look for revenge to hand the Rams a big home loss. It’ll be interesting to see where these two teams stand on December 19th, as it could be a huge game in terms of long term records of who will take home the NFC West.

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Seahawks 2021 Schedule Released, Team Ready to Repeat as NFC West Champs

The 2020 Seattle Seahawks season ended with a flat sound, as the team fell in a NFC Wild card game at home to the rival Los Angeles Rams.

The team had a golden shot to move forward in the postseason to play the Packers, but it was all over before it started, and the Rams moved on to eventually play Green Bay.

This season Seattle had a productive offseason and look like a team that is ready to make a big impact in the NFC.

The team has a solid roster, and is ready after free agency and the draft for the team to be even better than they were a season ago.

Wednesday the slate for 2021 came out, you can You can check out the full Hawks slate below:

Seattle Seahawks 2021 Schedule

Week 1: at Indianapolis Colts, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 2: vs. Tennessee Titans, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 3: at Minnesota Vikings, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 4: at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 5: TNF vs. Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network/Amazon
Week 6: SNF at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC
Week 7: MNF vs. New Orleans Saints, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
Week 8: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: at Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 11: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 12: MNF at Washington Football Team, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
Week 13: vs. San Francisco 49ers, 5:20 p.m. ET, NBC
Week 14: at Houston Texans, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 15: at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 16: vs. Chicago Bears, 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 17: vs. Detroit Lions, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 18: at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX

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Seahawks Bring Back Backup QB Geno Smith to Backup Russell Wilson

Geno Smith is back for another year, Joe Fann of NBC Northwest reports. ESPN’s Field Yates reported that Smith has agreed to a deal to return to the Seahawks for a third-consecutive season to serve as Russell Wilson’s backup. The Seahawks have also confirmed the signing.

Smith has appeared in just one game over his two years in Seattle, that being the blowout against the Jets last season. He completed 4-of-5 pass attempts for 33 yards in that fourth quarter against New York.

Everyone within the organization has raved about Smith ever since he arrived in the Pacific Northwest, which made him the obvious choice to back up Wilson once again. Back in 2019, Smith beat out Paxton Lynch to earn the team’s No. 2 job.

Are the Seahawks Actually Taking Calls About Moving QB Russell Wilson?

It may seem like an extreme long shot, but when it comes to making a trade of a quarterback the worth of Russell Wilson, the Seahawks would be foolish not to at least listen.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is stating that Wilson’s name has come up a few times as the team has gotten a couple of calls about if he’s available for a trade.

The report went on to say that GM John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll have zero interest in trading Wilson right now, but again, this is the NFL where things can change quickly if the stakes are made higher than they are at the moment.

Wilson has been under center for the Hawks since the 2012 season, meaning in 2021 he’ll be entering his 10th year as the team’s starter.

He’s made the Pro Bowl in seven seasons, led the team to two Super Bowl appearances, and won a Super Bowl in the 2013 season 43-8 when he and the Hawks defense dominated Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

It’s not the first time that Wilson’s name has reportedly come up in trade rumors, as last May around the NFL Draft when there were rumors that Seattle offered Wilson to the Cleveland Browns for the first pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Will the Seahawks Bring Back RB Chris Carson in 2021?

The Seahawks have a big decision to make this offseason when it comes to the future of running back Chris Carson, who will hit the free agent market.

Carson has been the best running back on the team the past two seasons, and if the club loses him to another team they are going to have to figure out a game plan, either signing another player via free agency or spending a high draft choice on a running back.

“I do know Chris has got to…look out for himself,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said.

“So he’s got to see what the situation is. We would love for him to be with us. He’s been a terrific part of our team, and hopefully we can keep that going. In my mind, I can’t imagine anything else happening.”

The former 7th round draft choice had 1230 yards back in 2019 with seven scores, and this season with the Hawks in 11 games he has 637 yards with five scores.

He has been injury prone, but the team still needs to make a decision on if he’s worth the risk to resign him as he’s still just 26 years old.

Seahawks Home Stadium CenturyLink Field to Be Renamed Lumen Field

The name CenturyLink Field is no more, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports.

Starting with Thursday night’s Seahawks-Cardinals game, the Seattle venue will be known as Lumen Field, the move reflecting CenturyLink’s rebranding as Lumen Technologies in September.

The Seahawks made the name change official in a statement Thursday morning.

The new name is pending approval Thursday by the Washington State Public Stadium Authority, the Washington state public corporation owner of the stadium.

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