Seattle Seahawks

NFC West

B+

Overall Team DVOA

35.5% 6th

Through five games in 2020, Russell Wilson was the MVP frontrunner, leading the pass-happy Seahawks to nailbiter victories necessitated by the team's abysmal defensive performances. But after a turnover-heavy stretch from Wilson at midseason and a trade for former Bengals pass rusher Carlos Dunlap, Seattle recalibrated the offense a bit heading into the home stretch and started winning games in a style more in line with the Pete Carroll brand. A disappointing playoff loss to the Rams set up an offseason beset by chaos early on, as Wilson's frustrations with his surroundings resulted in leaks to the media about potentially wanting out. Wilson's back on board (for now), but if the team can't break through the divisional-round wall that has been in place since their infamous Super Bowl loss to New England, we may be hearing more about Wilson trade destinations come March of 2022.

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 1

Total DVOA
35.5%6th
Offense
29.5%5th
Defense
-7.2%14th
Special Teams
-1.2%16th
Weighted DVOA
35.5%6th
Unadj. Total VOA
32.5%6th
Future Schedule
6.8%6th
Past Schedule
-26.8%25th

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