This isn’t going to be your typical list, I (Sami Jarjour / Twitter / Instagram) am not covering who I think the five best players on the Seahawks are, just who is most important right now and to the Seattle 2020 NFL season. There will be the obvious guys on the list like Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner, but there will be others that aren’t our best top five guys, but I believe they are vital to the success of the Seahawks! We will start with 5 and go down to number 1.
5. Jarran Reed – DT
Reed and the Seahawks made sure that Seattle will continue to be home for the 2016 second-round pick, with Reed signing a two-year contract just before he would have become an unrestricted free agent with Wednesday’s start to the new league year. All this was despite the suspension last year that left him off the field for 6 games. Why is he number 5 on my list? There is one reason: Jadeveon Clowney.
I know they do not play the same position but our defensive line is a key to the season. We do not know if we will get Clowney, Griffen or Yannick Ngakoue (via trade). Without knowing the line situation, getting Reed at a a great rate is key to make sure the line is good enough to produce.
On top of this, Reed tweeted out that he will get his number 90 back that he sold to Clowney last year, which obviously stirred up the conversation of Clowney not coming back to Seattle.
#Seahawks DT Jarran Reed says he’s going back to No. 90 — which is the same number Jadeveon Clowney wore in Seattle. Clowney had to pay Reed to get that number last season. With Clowney still unsigned, Reed says he’s taking it back. ? pic.twitter.com/4FY1zy2yJS
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) April 29, 2020
4. D.K. Metcalf – WR
This one is simple to me, D.K. Metcalf bursted out of the scene last year as a rookie and was a key part to the Seahawks success and Russell Wilson’s success. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett together gave the Seahawks a dynamic duo at wide receiver.
How'd DK Metcalf do in his first career playoff game? He did just fine. ? ? @dkm14
— Sports ON Tap Seattle (@SONTSeattle) April 20, 2020
Yes, Lockett might be as important but we know what he is and he has established himself as a top guy in the league. With Metcalf, you want and expect to get better for the next 2-4 years, so for the Seahawks to take the next step in the NFC West, the toughest division in football, Metcalf must take it to another level.
3. Bobby Wagner – MLB
I mean this doesn’t need much of an explanation, Wagner is the best linebacker in the NFL. He is the staple of the Seahawks defense and one of the most underrated players in the past 5 years in the NFL. For the Seahawks defense to success you need Wagner to be what he expect him to be, a 99 overall in Madden as he was last year. I believe he was one of 4 or 5 players last year to even be ranked at 99, so that tells you how good he really is, and how important he really is.
When #Seahawks Bobby Wagner was one of five 99 overall players on Madden he got a really special pair of Jordan’s for hitting that ranking ??
— Sports ON Tap Seattle (@SONTSeattle) May 4, 2020
2. Quinton Dunbar – CB
The Seahawks did what they always do, steal players in trades, and they did it again this offseason. They stole Quinton Dunbar for a 5th round pick to sure up their corner position. This was a HUGE need for the Seahawks and the Seahawks did it again. PFF had him as the 2nd rank corner behind Richard Sherman, so that will tell you how good Dunbar is. With the addition of Diggs last year, still have Wagner and now adding Dunbar, if he plays the way he can, we are talking about a much improved Seahawks defense.
The #Seahawks make a big move ?
— Sports ON Tap (@SONTHighlights) March 24, 2020
??: Welcome Quinton Dunbar to the #Seahawks ?
??: Favorite offseason move?
??: Clowney: Yes or No? ??
— Sports ON Tap Seattle (@SONTSeattle) March 25, 2020
1. Russell Wilson – QB
Last, but certainly not least, Russell Wilson. In my opinion, the best and MOST IMPORTANT QB in the NFL. Why? He is vital to all of the Seahawks success, without Wilson the Seahawks might have been a 6-10 or worse team last season. I don’t have, or need, much explanation here, its obvious why Wilson is the most important piece to the Seahawks success. We go as he goes. He needs an MVP though, the fact that he doesn’t have one is just wrong…. He doesn’t even have a vote and some other MUCH less talented QBs (and others) have votes…