Who is the most overrated player on the Seahawks?
By: Jake Rajala
The Seattle Seahawks are rebuilding, but Pete Carroll will keep the energy high as much as possible. The Hawks desperately need a few household players to bounce back and help their Russell Wilson-less roster. With that said, I’m going to outline a few overrated profiles that need to bolt onto the scene in 2022.
The Seahawks talented safety Jamal Adams looked worse than Jairus Byrd in a Saints uniform last season. He had a 47.4 grade by PFF in coverage, which placed him as the fourth-worst safety. Furthermore, he was pedestrian as a blitzer, as he registered 0 sacks and only ousted 7 QB pressures (after recording 34 QB pressures in 2020). Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner were axed from the squad, while the 2019 All-Pro safety from the Jets was retained. It’s time for him to return to being a star on a team that has lost its way in recent memory.
The Seahawks may have growing pains with their offense and defense next season. They definitely can’t deserve to have their kicker Jason Myers repeating his mediocre 2021 performance. He was 17/23 on field-goal attempts. Per Field Gulls, he also ranked 31st out of 34th in FG percentage. Myers, who actually had an unusually successful 2020 season (24/24 FGs), is lucky that he is given the keys once again, as he needs to significantly bounce back.
The Seahawks may not reunite with Carlos Dunlap, so it’s pivotal that Uchenna Nwosu has a strong 2022 campaign. He hasn’t recorded more than 5 sacks in a season and he’s getting paid two years for $19.5 million. I believe he is being overpaid, so I hope he has a career season in 2022. With that said, I would still love to see the free agent Dunlap return to Seattle (8.5 sacks last season).