Breaking Down the Seattle Seahawks Win Total
2020 NFL Season
Seattle Seahawks: 9 Wins — Super Bowl Odds: 17/1 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Seattle Seahawks began the 2019 NFL season very well at 10-2, but sputtered down the stretch in the regular season. Seattle managed to beat the Eagles in the Wild Card Game but ultimately fell to the Packers in the Divisional round. The Seahawks will head into the 2020 campaign with high playoff hopes, and they’re certainly a contender in the NFC West. Get Free NFL Picks and NFL Predictions for every game all season long at Sports Chat Place.
Subtractions: There are two big names atop Seattle’s list of free agent losses heading into 2020. First is tackle George Fant, who is now with the Jets on a three-year, $30 million deal. Want had been with the Seahawks since 2016, and enjoyed a versatile role on the team as a hybrid lineman/tight end. The dimension he brought to the offense will be missed.
Defensive end Quinton Jefferson will also coincidentally be playing in the AFC East this season with the Bills; he’s there on a two-year $13.5 million deal. Last season with the Seahawks, Jefferson tallied 26 total tackles, three pass deflections and a fumble recovery.
Outside of those names, Seattle has also moved on from DT Al Woods and RT Germain Ifedi, who are now with the Jaguars and Bears respectively.
Additions: Seattle pulled off an intriguing move by adding veteran tight end Greg Olsen to their ranks in free agency. Olsen’s best years are behind him (he had 77 catches for a career-high 1,104 yards in 2015) but he’s still got plenty of gas left in the tank. Last season with Carolina, Olsen posted 52 receptions for 597 yards and two scores in 14 games. If he can stay healthy, Olsen will be a nice offensive option for Seattle.
The Seahawks also get some line depth with a couple of free agent signings. Guard BJ Finney comes in from Pittsburgh on a two-year $8 million deal, and tackle Brandon Shell arrives from the Jets on a two-year, $9 million deal. Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett is a good potential add as well and could make another weapon for quarterback Russel Wilson.
Seattle made a trade with the Redskins last month for cornerback Quinton Dunbar. He was the No. 2-rated CB in 2019 and has nine career interceptions in five years in the NFL. The Dunbar trade seems like a really nice lift for the Seahawks, and all it took was a fifth-round draft pick in return.
Overall: Seattle has a pretty decent selection of picks this season in the 2020 NFL Draft, and the team will use some of those guys to plug up the gaps in the roster. The team will take all the help it can get, as this season is going to be another dogfight with the 49ers for the top of the division. Outside of San Francisco otherwise in the NFC West, the Cardinals will likely be an improved team but aren’t ready to compete at the top level, and the Rams will probably have another mediocre campaign.
The Seahawks get some more good news with their other games on the schedule. The NFC East and AFC East are on tap here, and there aren’t really any scary teams in those divisions outside of the Brady-less New England question mark. That’s a potential eight wins if Seattle plays to their capabilities. An average Falcons team and the Vikings (who should be pretty good again) are on the slate also.
All things considered, looking at the schedule here it doesn’t seem too bad for the Seahawks. I think 10 wins is a reasonable goal for this team if they can keep things moving. I’m going over on the total here.