The Seahawks won their first ever Superbowl thanks to a defense that held the highest scoring offense in history to only 8 points. Now the young defending champs return as the heavy favorite to represent the NFC again.
Pete Carroll’s Seahawks are young, talented and hungry for another title even after their remarkable 2013 season where they led the league in defense, interceptions and turnover differential. The competition will be fierce, especially after many of the team’s depth players were poached in free agency.
QB Russel Wilson is one of the best young QBs in the league and is 24-8 with the Seahawks since his 2012 rookie season. RB Marshawn Lynch is one of the NFL’s elite backs and playmaking WR Percy Harvin will finally join the team for a full season after missing 15 games in 2013.
The defense is probably the most talented in the league with Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett on the line, LBs Bruce Irvin and Bobby Wagner, and the best playmaking secondary in the league with All-Pro CB Richard Sherman, Safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas.
However, the team has lost a lot of depth and may not be exactly the same in 2014: CBs Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond, DEs Red Bryant and Chris Clemons, OLs Breno Giacomini and Paul McQuistan and WR Golden Tate all moved on to greener pastures after playing big roles in the Superbowl roster.
The Seahawks will report to training camp in Renton, Washington on July 26th.