Seattle Seahawks Season Preview 2023: Roster, Schedule, Expectations & More 

Seattle Seahawks Season Preview 2023: Roster, Schedule, Expectations & More 
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Here is your Seattle Seahawks Season Preview with everything you need to know ahead of the 2023 season

Win Forever 

Another Seahawks season. And one again, the pacific North West team will be led by Pete Carroll who wrote the book on winning, literally. The New York Times bestseller “Win Forever: Live, Work and Play Like a Champion” was originally published in 2010 (and is still available on Amazon). He’s only had one losing season in his last 11 as Seahawks coach. Carroll won the Pac-10 seven times alongside two national collegiate championships and his Super Bowl ring, he knows all about success. 

Since 2012 a team from the NFC West has featured in the Super Bowl no fewer than seven times. Fair to say competition is fierce. The Seahawks themselves have won the NFC West four times in the last ten seasons. In addition to that they’ve secured a Wildcard spot five times since 2012.  

On and off the field

Carroll’s getting the band back together in Seattle. And Bobby Wagner will be conducting that band. Wagner re-signing was big news, but he’s not the only returnee. The return of two other former Seahawks, Dre’Mont Jones and Jarran Reed will help turn 2022’s group of young punks into a full symphony. In total Seattle signed seven free agents, 25 undrafted free agents and added 10 via the draft. 

There’s changes to the coaching staff, former quarterbacks coach Dave Canales became Buccaneers offensive coordinator. Greg Olson arrives from the Rams as his replacement. Olson has previously worked with Drew Brees and was “senior offensive assistant” in L.A.  

On the defensive side, 2022’s secondary coach Sean Desai is now in charge of the Eagles defense. His replacement is Roy Anderson, the former Vikings’ assistant defensive backs coach. Brandon Jordan arrives in Seattle from Michigan State where he coached the defensive line. He’ll be the new pass rush specialist. Jordan’s experience will bring more than just tips on footwork, he’ll bring some much-needed perspective. 

2023 Seahawks season Schedule 


10th 9:25 pm (BST) vs. Los Angeles Rams 

17th 6:00 pm @ Detroit Lions 

24th 9:05 pm vs. Carolina Panthers 


3rd 1:15 am @ New York Giants 

8th Bye Week 

15th 6:00 pm @ Cincinatti Bengals 

22nd 9:05 pm vs. Arizona Cardinals 

29th 8:05 pm (GMT) vs. Cleveland Browns 


5th 6:00 pm @ Baltimore Ravens 

12th 9:25 pm vs. Washington Commanders 

19th 9:25 pm @ Los Angeles Rams 

24th 1:20 am vs. San Francisco 49ers 

31st 1:15 am @ Dallas Cowboys 


10th 9:05 pm @ San Francisco 49ers 

17th 9:25 pm vs. Philadelphia Eagles 

24th 6:00 pm @ Tennessee Titans 

31st 6:05 pm vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 

January 6th/7th TBC at Arizona Cardinals 

Coaching Staff 

General Manager: John Schneider 

Head Coach: Pete Carroll 

Offensive Coordinator: Shane Waldron 

Defensive Coordinator: Clint Hurtt 

Special Teams Coordinator: Larry Izzo 

Players In 

Via Trade 


Free Agents 

DE – Dre’Mont Jones 

FS – Julian Love 

ILB – Bobby Wagner 

DE – Jarran Reed  

QB – Drew Lock 

ILB – Devin Bush 

G – Evan Brown 

DE – Mario Edwards 

Draft Picks 

  • Round 1. Pick 5 – CB Devon Witherspoon 
  • Round 1. Pick 20 – WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba 
  • Round 2. Pick 37 – DE Derick Hall 
  • Round 2. Pick 52 – RB Zach Charbonnet 
  • Round 4. Pick 108 – G Anthony Bradford 
  • Round 4. Pick 123 – DT Cameron Young 
  • Round 5. Pick 152 – DE Mike Morris 
  • Round 5. Pick 154 – C Olusegun Oluwatimi 
  • Round 6. Pick 198 – S Jerrick Reed II 
  • Round 7. Pick 237 – RB Kenny McIntosh 

Players Out 

DE – L.J Collier 

WR – Penny Hart 

DE – Poona Ford 

RB – Travis Homer 

WR – Marquise Goodwin 

C – Kyle Fuller 

RB – Tony Jones  

S – Jonathan Abram 

DT – Quinton Jefferson 

DT – Al Woods 

RB – Rashaad Penny 

OLB – Tanner Muse 

DE – Daryl Johnson 

SS – Ryan Neal 

LB – Cody Barton 

DT – Shelby Harris 

G – Gabe Jackson 

DB – Justin Coleman 

LS – Tyler Ott 

S – Josh Jones 

LB – Cullen Gillaspia 

DT – Forrest Merrill 

LB – Ben Burr-Kirven 

DT – Robert Cooper 

Projected starters 


QB: Geno Smith 

RB: Kenneth Walker III 

WR: DK Metcalf & Tyler Lockett & Jaxon Smith-Njigba 

TE: Noah Fant 

LT: Charles Cross 

LG: Damien Lewis 

C: Evan Brown 

RG: Phil Haynes 

RT: Abraham Lucas 


DE: Dre’Mont Jones & Jarren Reed 

NT: Bryan Mone 

LB: Darrell Taylor & Jordyn Brooks & Bobby Wagner & Uchenna Nwosu 

CB: Devon Witherspoon & Tariq Woolen 

S: Jamal Adams & Quandre Diggs 

Seattle Seahawks Season Preview Roster breakdown

2023 Star Player 

D.K Metcalf – He’s never had a bad season, he’s just been different shades of good. In 2022 he racked up 1,048 yards from 90 catches but his six touchdowns was the lowest of his career. Tyler Lockett caught more scoring passes for the Seahawks. But with Jaxon Smith-Njigba replacing Marquise Goodwin in the slot it will be impossible for teams to double team Metcalf regularly. Smith-Njigba caught nine touchdowns in his only full season of college football, he could eventually draw more attention than Metcalf. 

2023 Seahawks season Breakout player 

Derick Hall – Last year the Seahawks fifth round pick Tariq Woolen led the NFL in interceptions and made the Pro bowl. If history repeats itself Mike Morris will be receiving all the plaudits this time out, but there are more exciting rookies in the Seahawk 2023 draft class. And it’s not just the first rounders. 

Jaxon Smith-Njigba would be a superstar if he was drafted by a team that didn’t have Metcalf and Lockett. It’s tempting to pick Zach Charbonnet too, he looks like a very powerful runner. And when he gets his chance, he’ll be very difficult to stop, but in a “running back by committee” situation it’s difficult to know how much he will play.  

Defensive end Derick Hall has an engine on him, he loves chasing down quarterbacks who think they have stepped up to avoid the rush. He’ll meet a few running backs at the mesh point too, his natural ability has to be exciting Brandon Jordan. 

Seattle ended 2022 with 45 sacks, eighth in the league but 25 behind the league leading Eagles. Getting to work with Jarran Reed and Dre’Mont Jones and recent Seattle draft picks like Boye Mafe and Jordyn Brooks will fast track Hall’s progression. 

Seahawks Season Preview full Season Expectations 

Pete Carroll took 32 rookies out on Lake Washington in tribal canoes from the Muckleshoot Indian tribe on the 13th of June. Not only is that a really effective team bonding exercise (seriously, nothing’s funnier than a teammate falling out of a canoe) it’s also a great way to engage a local community. Especially a community that has been neglected in the past. 

The NFC West is usually an absolute bun fight, and this season looks like it’ll continue the trend. Apart from the Cardinals (who are in such a deep hole even Boris Johnson would stop digging) anyone could win the division, and anyone who doesn’t will be in the Wildcard race. Pete Carroll is so good at navigating the tumultuous waters of the NFC West his name was suggested in a competition to name a Washington State ferry. The Seahawks season should see them make the playoffs again in 2023 (and you wouldn’t be surprised if they met the 49ers again, would you?)  

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