The Seattle Seahawks head into the 2022-2023 NFL season with an over/under win total of 5.5 wins. The under is currently sitting at +120 and the over is -140. For the first season in quite some time the Seahawks begin training camp without their leader and starting quarterback Russell Wilson, who was traded to the Denver Broncos in the offseason. In addition to Wilson leaving, the Seahawks also cut longtime linebacker Bobby Wagner to save money and running back Chris Carson was forced into an early retirement due to injuries. Those subtractions also gave way to additions like tight end Noah Fant, quarterback Drew Lock, and edge rusher Uchenna Nwosu. Obviously this is a very different Seahawks team from last year. The Seahawks NFL over under pick is one of the hardest to predict, even the PicksforTonight model is having trouble finding a winner.
There is no definite decision on who will start at quarterback for week 1 of the regular season. Though it seems likely that Smith will end up getting the nod considering the fact that he has a lot more experience in the offense compared to Drew Lock, who just arrived via trade. Regardless of who is starting at QB, the offensive focus has to be getting the ball in the playmakers’ hands. That starts at wide receiver with DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. The duo combined for over 2,100 receiving yards and 20 TDs last season and will need to improve upon those numbers, if the offense is going to consistently move the chains. Another important pass catcher will be incoming tight end Noah Fant who showed a lot of promise while in Denver. The backfield will be another essential tool to help ease pressure off of the quarterback. Rashaad Penny should assume the role of lead back but Seattle drafted highly touted running back Kenneth Walker III so he will likely see touches as well. The playmakers are definitely there for Seattle; it is just a matter of if they can get solid play from the offensive line and if their quarterback can limit turnovers, while consistently moving the chains.
One of the defense’s biggest focuses has to be getting more pressure on opposing teams’ quarterbacks. Defensive end Darrell Taylor is someone that returns after showing flashes last season and compiling 6.5 sacks. The team is certainly hoping that he can have a double-digit sack total this season. Another key piece of the defense is Bobby Wagner’s replacement, Jordyn Brooks, who may one day be a superstar. Seattle also has two very good safeties in Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs, though Adams had a subpar 2021 and both players were injured when last season ended. The addition of rookie cornerback Coby Bryant via the draft should serve as a much-needed boost on the backend, but there are more problems for this defense than just cornerback.
Seattle is going through significant changes on both sides of the ball and I have concerns about the fact that they are in one of the strongest divisions in the NFL. The Seahawks have tough road matchups against the Chargers, Buccaneers, and Chiefs. Plus they host Denver and Las Vegas. I think that is going to be a very difficult schedule and I don’t trust the quarterback situation. I am taking the Seahawks to finish under 5.5 wins this season.Want to tail us on the Seahawks under 5.5 wins? Check out the sportsbook bonuses available near you. The sportsbooks in your area are giving away free bets just for signing up!