Three worst mistakes of the Seattle Seahawks 2022 offseason – 12th Man Rising

Sep 12, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) and head coach Pete Carroll on the sideline in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
The Seahawks hope to be better in the future, of course, but 2022 looks like a bust. What mistakes did Seattle make this offseason to cause this?
I hope I am wrong and Seattle is really good. But NFL teams must have a good quarterback to be successful. There is certainly no guarantee that any QB on the current roster can lead Seattle to a winning season.
But three mistakes Seattle made this offseason could affect 2022 but even worse, could affect the next few years.
Maybe – maybe – trading Russell Wilson was the right thing to do but we won’t for years. If Wilson goes to the Broncos and Denver wins a Super Bowl (not likely because the AFC is loaded with great quarterbacks younger than Wilson and on better overall teams) then the pain will be even worse for 12s. But if trading Wilson in an attempt to be better in the future doesn’t work out, then the trade will haunt the franchise for a decade or more.
But this article is really about the 2022 season. While the Seahawks weren’t great even with Wilson last year, they certainly shouldn’t be better without him this year. And while Seattle didn’t have a first-round draft pick before trading Wilson, most of the picks Seattle made in this draft could have probably been made even if they had kept Wilson. Charles Cross would have been out of the running to choose but Abe Lucas would have been, for example.
If Wilson had stayed and Seattle most 75 percent of the same choices in the 2022 draft, this year would be much better and likely so would 2023 as well.

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