Will the offensive line be better this year?
With what was just a mediocre showing at offensive line last year, the Seahawks were in dire need of some changes. Luckily for fans, the Seahawks saw a hole in their roster and added a little bit of depth. Unfortunately for fans, though, it was just that: a little bit. There were a few moves made in the draft but all in all, the Hawks failed to address a glaring need in their offense. After signing Wilson to a huge contract in the offseason, you'd think they would want to invest more into protecting him, but they didn't. As much as I hate to say it, I don't think the offensive line will breed a new narrative this season. Without a solid line up front, I simply don't see this Seahawks team having enough raw talent to bypass this weakness.
Was Wilson's new contract a good move for Seattle?
In short, yes and no. For the franchise, it's a no-brainer. Wilson is obviously a fan-favorite and his presence alone will sell tickets for the next four years. He's made a name for himself in Seattle, and there's simply no denying he deserves to stick around if that's what he wants. But $140 million is a lot of money. So much so that I don't think the Seahawks will be contenders for as long as Wilson is on this contract. While there's no saying that the two are directly correlated, we have to assume that Wilson's contract made it tough for the Seahawks to keep Justin Coleman, as he signed with the Lions in the offseason. While keeping Wilson around may feel good in the short-term, it's sacrifices like this that'll eventually deplete a team entirely.
After Frank Clark's departure, what can we expect at defensive end for the Seahawks?
Last year, Frank Clark put up a team-high 13 sacks. In the last three years, he has 32. In the offseason, he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs where he earned himself a decent chunk of change. But this leaves a large hole in the Seahawks pass-rush. One way the Seahawks attempted to fill Frank Clark's shoes is using a first round pick to take L.J. Collier, a defensive end out of TCU. Analysts have compared his style of play to that of Michael Bennett. There's no doubt he'll get a lot of looks at defensive end this season to try and make up for the Frank Clark-sized hole in Seattle's pass rush. On top of this, Seattle also signed Ziggy Ansah in free agency. His 2018 season was cut short due to injury, but in 2018 he recorded 12 sacks and he had 14.5 in 2015. While Frank Clark will be sorely missed, there's no doubt the Seahawks did a good job filling his role.