The Seattle Seahawks will miss the playoffs for the second time this season during the Russell-Wilson era. At 6-10 before the week 18 final against the Arizona Cardinals, the Seahawks are also destined for last place in the NFC West.
Seattle’s poor performance this season has left many wondering what to expect from Wilson and the rest of the organization. Based on a recent report, it sounds like the top management of the franchise won’t settle for another year like this one.
According to Jeff Howe of The Athletic, the Seahawks are expected to “make some changes” in the upcoming off-season. While it’s unclear what exactly will make Seattle happen, both the front office and coaching staff will be judged by Seahawks chairman Jody Allen.
“According to people familiar with the situation, some change can be expected in Seattle this off-season. Seahawks chairman Jody Allen will evaluate the coaching staff and the front office, but her intentions are a mystery. Big week for Pete Carroll and John Schneider, “Howe wrote on Sunday.
Some change is to be expected in this Seattle off-season, according to those familiar with the situation. Seahawks chairman Jody Allen will evaluate the coaching staff and the front office, but her intentions are a mystery. Great week for Pete Carroll and John Schneider.
– Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) January 9, 2022
Whatever Allen decides is likely to be done with the intent of keeping Wilson in Seattle. Rumors that the eight-time pro bowler is about to leave the Seahawks are growing day by day, so the organization must take his opinion into account if they want him to stay where he is.
Howe’s report shows that one of the most successful periods in Seattle franchise history is coming to an end. Since joining the organization in 2010, Schneider and Carroll have made the Seahawks a formidable AFC contender, making the playoffs nine times in 12 seasons. Ultimate success came at the end of the 2013 campaign when Seattle won Super Bowl XLVIII.
But this year the Seahawks were far from reaching the championship game. Seattle’s season ends on Sunday afternoon on the road against the Cardinals.
At this point the Seahawks will decide how best to move forward.