Seahawks slip a spot to No. 8 in updated NFL power rankings

Around the NFL writer Dan Hanzus recently put together his updated NFL power rankings factoring in the moves teams made throughout the first wave of free agency.

The Seahawks slipped one spot from their position after the Super Bowl and now sit at No. 8.

For Hanzus, it comes down to the relationship between Seattle’s quarterback Russell Wilson and coach Pete Carroll.

“The partnership between Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll seems like a marriage where a smiling exterior masks a reality of increasing estrangement,” Hanzus starts. “Now that the ugly issues between player and team are public, will that lead to a reconciliation . . . or is it a step toward divorce?”

“It’s hard to imagine the Seahawks willfully moving on from the greatest QB in team history, but you wonder if Seattle would be tempted to make a move if the 2021 season ended in disappointment,” Hanzus continues. ‘If it comes down to keeping either Carroll or Wilson, that shouldn’t be much of a decision at all. That said, don’t discount Carroll’s towering organizational standing.”

Although it wasn’t mentioned, the Seahawks have made some moves since the start of free agency, including trading with the Raiders to acquire a new starting guard in Gabe Jackson – which should help to soothe the wound with Wilson.

You can catch up on all of Seattle’s free agency action here.

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Published: 2021-03-25 18:34:44

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