Every season begins with the impending demise of the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle, who finished 11-5 and 3-3 in the division, is the team out west who continues to hang around and make the playoffs despite predictions of a digression. Yet, quarterback Russell Wilson keeps chugging along and remains one of the three best signal-callers in all of football.
The NFC West has seen this before. Until the Rams began to challenge the Seahawks, Seattle was a foregone conclusion to own the division. However, as with most things, what fans saw the previous season isn’t necessarily an indicator for the next. Unless of course it’s the AFC East and your team is the New England Patriots.
The 49ers were a nice story in 2019. A Super Bowl story to be exact. But while it’s not a lock the division sends another team to Super Sunday, how good San Francisco is at repeating its most recent success remains to be seen.
That’s where the Seahawks come in. They are something of a consistent standard-bearer out West. For all of the flash that has been Sean McVay and now Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan in the division, the one constant has been Seattle. While they may be an organization nearing a long and winning run, they are a team to like making it back to the top of the NFC West.