Seahawks Passing Game Remains Dominant
The Seattle Seahawks were an extraordinarily difficult team to play against last year, given the fact that their running game or passing game could completely dominant on any given night. It’s not normal to have such a strong running game line-up with s hard-to-stop passing game.
Everyone knew what RB Marshawn Lynch was capable of, although injuries sidelined him a good part of the season. Although that gave younger talent, Thomas Rawls, a chance to prove his worth, it ultimately led to Lynch announcing his retirement from the league. Now without Lynch, the Seahawks are definitely going to see a change in their running game. Yes, their running game still has the potential to be explosive, but the Seahawks are definitely going to have to rely on their passing game a lot more.
Happy Russell, Happy Seahawks
With that being said, Seattle did everything possible to make that pressure a lot easier on Russell Wilson’s shoulders. After re-signing WR Jermaine Kearse, the Seahawks will have their top three wide receivers
(including Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett) return to the team next season. Not to mention the return of Jimmy Graham, who was sidelined due to a ruptured patellar tendon injury. This is good news for Wilson, who threw 38 touchdowns and 8 interceptions last season with these three guys as his core receivers.
Last season, Kearse had a breakthrough season as he set career-highs in receptions (49), receiving yards (685) and touchdowns (5). So far in his career, he has totaled 112 receptions for 15,99 yards and 10 touchdowns. Comparing those numbers, he almost produced half of his career totals just last year.
Although their running game took a little hit this off-season, their passing game remains fully intact with their recent re-signing on Jermaine Kearse. The deal is reportedly worth $13.5 million over the next three years. Look for the Seahawks to remain a team to beat in the West.