Seattle Seahawks

NFC West

B

Overall Team DVOA

11.7% 9th

Going into the 2021 season, it felt like there were two possible outcomes for Seattle: win and keep everyone together, or lose and blow the whole thing up. Instead the Seahawks chose Option C: lose, then bring most people back for another go. Pete Carroll and John Schneider are definitely on board, and it seems most likely that Russell Wilson will also return. The big change is on defense, where coordinator Ken Norton has been shown the door and Clint Hurtt has been promoted. It will be up to Hurtt to figure out how to get more value out of Jamal Adams. Schneider, meanwhile, must decide what to do with Bobby Wagner—cutting the linebacker, who will be 32 this year, will clear over $16 million in cap space—and how to improve the team without their first-round draft pick, which was surrendered in the Adams trade. — Vincent Verhei

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 22

Total DVOA
11.7%9th
Offense
12.7%7th
Defense
3.5%21st
Special Teams
2.5%5th
Weighted DVOA
14.6%9th
Unadj. Total VOA
10.1%11th
Pythagorean Wins
9.315th
Schedule Strength
1.0%12th

2021 Season Projections

Mean Projection
9.7 wins6th
Projected Schedule
0.2%14th
Projected DVOA
11.1%6th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
41.4%3rd
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
26.9%6th
Win Super Bowl
5.4%6th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
41.4%3rd
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
26.9%6th
Win Super Bowl
5.4%6th

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Football Outsiders Almanac 2021