The Seattle Seahawks will miss the playoffs for just the second time during the Russell Wilson era this season. At 6-10 heading into a Week 18 finale against the Arizona Cardinals, the Seahawks are also destined for a last-place finish in the NFC West.
Seattle’s shoddy performance this season has led many to wonder what lies ahead for Wilson and the rest of the organization. Based on a recent report, it sounds like the franchise’s top leadership won’t settle for another year like this one.
According to The Athletic’s Jeff Howe, the Seahawks are expected to make “some degree of change” this upcoming offseason. While it’s unclear exactly what moves Seattle will make, both the front office and the coaching staff will be evaluated by Seahawks chair Jody Allen.
“There’s some degree of change anticipated this offseason in Seattle, according to people familiar with the situation. Seahawks chair Jody Allen will be assessing the coaching staff and front office, but her intentions are a mystery. Big week for Pete Carroll and John Schneider,” Howe wrote on Sunday.
There’s some degree of change anticipated this offseason in Seattle, according to people familiar with the situation. Seahawks chair Jody Allen will be assessing the coaching staff and front office, but her intentions are a mystery. Big week for Pete Carroll and John Schneider.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) January 9, 2022
Whatever Allen decides will likely be done with the intention of trying to keep Wilson in Seattle. Rumors of the eight-time Pro Bowler wanting away from the Seahawks are growing by the day, so the organization will need to take his opinion into account if they want him to stay put.
Howe’s report indicates that one of the most successful stretches in Seattle’s franchise history is coming to a close. Since both joining the organization in 2010, Schneider and Carroll have built the Seahawks into a formidable AFC contender that made the playoffs nine times in 12 seasons. The ultimate accomplishment came at the end of the 2013 campaign when Seattle won Super Bowl XLVIII.
But this year, the Seahawks were far from a run to the championship game. Seattle’s season will wrap up on Sunday afternoon on the road against the Cardinals.
At that point, the Seahawks will decide how to best move forward.
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