After an 11-5 regular season and reaching the NFC Divisional Round, it’s time to award the best players on the Seattle Seahawks.
A year after finishing 10-6 and making the playoffs as Wild Card team, the Seattle Seahawks improved to 11-5, but still got stuck with the No. 5 seed. Injuries damage the team’s Super Bowl hopes down the line and contributed to the team’s Division Round exit.
With the regular season over, it’s time to get into end-of-year content. This article will discuss picks for several unofficial team awards. To make the winners more diverse, players can only take home one award.
This format alleviates some issues on the offensive side of the ball, since Seattle boasts great players at quarterback, running back, and wide receiver. Perhaps some people disagree with this format, but it creates more extensive articles and discussions.
Now, let’s jump into the 2019 end-of-season awards for the Seattle Seahawks.
Team MVP: Russell Wilson, QB
For the second time in his career, Wilson’s name remained in the MVP conversation until late in the regular season. An underrated quarterback, Wilson continuously battles for recognition in a league ruled by young up-starts and mainstream veterans. 2019 seemed like the year Wilson would finally claim the MVP, but his campaign fell apart during the second half of the season.
In Seattle’s first nine games of the season, Wilson completed 68.26% of his pass attempts for 278 yards per game, 22 touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for 203 yards and three touchdowns during that stretch.
In the final seven games, Wilson completed 63.23 percent of his passes for nine touchdowns and four interceptions while averaging 229 yards per game. He also ran for 139 but didn’t score on the ground. The significant drop in production and efficiency opened the door for Lamar Jackson to run away with the MVP.
However, the Associated Press still selected Wilson as a Second-Team All-Pro. Without him, the Seahawks aren’t even close to contending for the playoffs. The team relies on Wilson for success, and he routinely delivered in 2019.