Each NFL season, every team has a player that bears a little added attention. So which performer could turn the corner for the Seattle Seahawks in ’17?
Welcome to yet another 32-team series from End Zone Score. In recent months, we took the time to look at each club’s best offseason addition. We even dabbled into some pertinent and historical numbers.
Every NFL season features players that come into their own after a slow start to their careers. It’s tough to tell when each performer’s coming-put party will take place. Some are immediate successes. Others take longer due to numerous circumstances, but they prove to be worth the wait. Here we will try and pinpoint a player from each team in the league that we feel is on the verge of putting it altogether.
You only have to go back a few years (2013-14) when the Seattle Seahawks were busy making back-to-back Super Bowl appearances. The defense was the star of the show but the running game also made its presence felt. The names along the offensive line in 2014, the second of those consecutive Super Bowl appearances, include tackle Russell Okung, center Max Unger and a rookie right tackle named Justin Britt.
The former second-round pick has made the rounds in three seasons in the league. In 2015, he transition to left guard. This past season, he was the team’s center. And in going back to that Super Bowl XLIX loss to the New England Patriots, he’s the lone starting offensive lineman still with the club.
But the more significant news is that Britt will once again be the team’s pivot. That means for the first time in his brief NFL career there will not be a position change. At the moment, he’s Pro Football Focus’ 10th-ranked center. By year’s end, don’t be surprised that he gets much better at the position and puts himself in position for a Pro Bowl invitation.