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2022 NFL Power Rankings: Seattle Seahawks

Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Seattle Seahawks rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a post-Super Bowl 56 roundup for the Seahawks in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 23

Offseason in three or fewer words: Retool around Russell

The chances of trading Wilson this offseason seem low for several reasons, one being the difficulty they'd have in finding a viable replacement in a bad quarterback draft. Even if they stick with Wilson -- who has said he wants to stay -- they'll have work to do after a 10-loss season and a last-place finish in a tough NFC West. In addition to whatever scheme changes that Pete Carroll and new coordinator Clint Hurtt make to their defense, they need to restock a unit that didn't generate enough pressure or turnovers in 2021. Offensively, they need to solve the third-down issue that plagued them even before Wilson hurt his finger. They'll have the cap space to find upgrades to their pass rush and offensive line in free agency, but they don't have a first-round pick. -- Brady Henderson

NFL.com -- Rank: 21

Russell Wilson wants to stick around, and the Seahawks seem unlikely to trade their superstar in a year with an underwhelming QB draft class. Absent a blockbuster trade, it's time to build around Wilson and improve the areas that haunted the Seattle attack -- notably, pass protection and third-down efficiency. New defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt will be tasked with improving a unit that struggled to generate pressure and force turnovers. Seattle needs to make substantial offseason gains to escape the cellar in the hyper-competitive NFC West. Another dark January could signal the end of the Pete Carroll era.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 24

They've made changes to their coaching staff, which means Pete Carroll could be getting desperate. Whether Russell Wilson returns is the big issue facing this team.

USA Today -- Rank: 18

Unlike a lot of good teams in this league that have (or potentially have) major issues under center, Seattle has a really good quarterback. The question is, how good is this team if it winds up not having Russell Wilson in 2022?

The Athletic -- Rank: 22

After months of speculation about major changes in Seattle after a disappointing 2021 season, the only significant moves were at defensive coordinator (from Ken Norton Jr. to Clint Hurtt) and offensive line coach (from Mike Solari to Andy Dickerson). The Big Three -- GM John Schneider, coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson -- remain in place. Could Wilson wind up on the trading block in the next month? He would certainly be attractive to many of the quarterback-needy teams across the league, but absent a massive haul in return, it seems unlikely the Seahawks would want to entertain offers.

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