Before the NFL Draft was in the picture, Russell Wilson and the front office were in some dispute that led to trade rumors and many clouds of smoke in the mirrors. Luckily for the Seattle Seahawks, they prevented things from further boiling over, and trade talks have been hushed for now. How could a nice guy like Wilson get upset at the franchise he loved? It seems pretty simple. The front office continues to try and scrape by with baseline offensive play.
With only three picks in the draft, the Seahawks will continue to struggle with pairing Wilson with protection. However, the offensive tackle class is strong, and there are a few interior offensive linemen that many analysts will highlight as steals. At the end of the day, Duane Brown seems to be the only offensive lineman that is the baseline, actually helping this team somewhere in the middle of the pack in pass protection.
The Seahawks need to protect their star quarterback
Middle of the pack seems competent, but Wilson may think otherwise. Wilson is turning 33-years old this year, and for a guy that spent most of his career getting tackled into the dirt, you would like that the front office would make it a primary focus. The Seahawks quarterback spent most of his career showing off his escapability and creativity outside the pocket.
We all know he can win within the structure of a pocket, but now might be the time to realize the utilizing him inside the pocket more often could help the longevity of his career. Either way, build around your star.