From the looks of things, the Seahawks will have Matt Flynn as their starting QB for the 2012 season. Whether that will be an improvement over Tarvaris Jackson is yet to be seen. Marshawn Lynch will give the offense some consistency and new addition Kellen Winslow should improve the passing game.
On the defensive side of the ball, the young secondary continues to garner positive reactions from local and national media. Peter King of Sports Illustrated raved about the group in his MMQB column and he isn’t the only one. Bruce Irvin was brought in to improve the pass rush, which was considered the defenses major weakness last season.
In all, the Seahawks look to be headed in the right direction and have legitimate shot at winning the NFC West, which for years was considered one of the weakest divisions in football. With the 49ers performance last season as well as the Cardinals playing well over the second half of 2012, the NFC West is now considered to be one of the strongest in the NFL.
How many wins will it take to win the division and do the Seahawks have the tools to claim the top spot at season’s end?