The Seahawks have two of the best receivers in football in Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. However, do not forget about another Seattle receiver who is slowly making a name for himself in Dee Eskridge's absence.
Temporarily without Russell Wilson, the Seahawks have entered a crucial stage for the future of their franchise—not just the 2021 NFL season. The fact that backup quarterback Geno Smith offers hope and excitement shows the growing desire for genuine change in Seattle.
Nearly four years after his last NFL start, Smith has a prime chance to play the role of savior for the Seahawks starting with Sunday's game against the Steelers. With plenty on the line replacing Russell Wilson in coming weeks, he's banking on improved patience and footwork to help keep his team afloat in the playoff race.
Like Seattle, Pittsburgh has opened the season slowly with a 2-3 record and already sits two games out of first place in the AFC North. But an impressive Week 5 win over Denver has the franchise believing better days lie ahead and a victory against Seattle would put them right back in the division and playoff races.
New Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron arrived with the expectation that Seattle's screens would improve on offense. However, it's been a struggle getting the screen game going. Why is this? And will things change with Geno Smith under center?
The Seahawks' defense has been an unmitigated disaster this season, but the pass rush has statistically been average or better on most fronts. That's thanks in large part to Darrell Taylor, who's quickly blossomed into one of Seattle's most dangerous defensive weapons off the edge.
Seattle already made one change in the starting lineup at cornerback, but hasn't necessarily received desired results so far, which could mean Brown will soon get his first chance at showing what he can do for a beleaguered secondary.
Once it became clear Shaquill Griffin wouldn't be coming back, Seattle tried to cut corners by sticking with status quo and signing cheap veterans as potential replacements at cornerback. Predictably, those moves have backfired for one of the NFL's worst defenses.
For the first time all season, the Seahawks are expected to have all three of their top tight end options active in Sunday night's game against the Steelers. Now, it's time for the unit to get back on track and deepen backup quarterback Geno Smith's arsenal of weapons.
Seeking additional quarterback depth with Russell Wilson out indefinitely, Bortles would provide experienced insurance behind Geno Smith.
The Seahawks and cornerback Tre Flowers have agreed to move on after the fourth-year corner lost his starting job in Week 4.
For the better part of a decade, nobody wanted to come into Seattle to play the Seahawks. They boasted the best homefield advantage in the NFL in front of the raucous 12s. But over the past few years, that advantage has been blown to bits.
Through five games, Seattle's offense under new coordinator Shane Waldron has been hindered by inconsistency and far too frequent scoring droughts. How has each positional group performed in the first quarter of the season?
Tasked with the heaviest workload of any punter this season, Michael Dickson has given the Seahawks everything he has. If the first five weeks of 2021 are any indication, then another All-Pro selection could be in his future.
For nine-plus years, Wilson has never missed a game or practice due to injury. But following surgery to repair an injured finger, he's entering foreign territory limited to coaching up his backup for the next several weeks as he recovers.