Crossroads time for the Seahawks....starting now....continuing through the next roster churn.
Russell Wilson is your Brady/Rodgers combination. Absolutely everything else - everything - is secondary.
Refer to Rule #1.
This is not to say you don't use the same defensive philosophy and scout and find the same players in the mold you want. You still do that. But if it's me, I bring whatever resources I need to bear to protect that QB investment. Wilson is not replaceable in the sense that if you needed one there is very little chance you could readily find one. Part of doing this might mean that you cut bait on a possibly very good player a year early rather than a year late (Chancellor? Wright? Graham?). It also makes offensive line investments, even schemes, more crucial. Is the zone blocking scheme the best thing for this franchise? I'm not an OL technician, so I can't say. But from the limited knowledge I do have, it needs more experience to function properly. If the Seahawks are going to continue on that path, they simply cannot churn the line with potential - they have to have continuity. If they want to hedge their bets, maybe they go with more of power blocking scheme for running. If it's me I do not stay with ZBS and not have experienced lineman to execute it. Whatever choice they make there, it should be in keeping Rule #1 front and center.
People are talking about how Deshaun Watson is the Jordan of the NFL. He may someday be in the same conversation as Wilson, but it remains to be seen if he has that extra football IQ that Wilson has already, to go along with the immense talent he has, which to me is debateable if he has as much as Wilson does.
This may mean giving up a few more points per game. At some point it has to. Wilson is going to outlast ETIII, Chancellor, Wagner and all of them, except maybe Baldwin. Finding the next ETIII will be hard. But finding the next Wilson will be harder. You have to do what the Pats have done with Brady, and what the Packers have done with Rodgers.
If they let Wilson cut loose, and if the O-line is above average, or even average, it will be patently obvious what a Hall of Fame talent at QB the Seahawks have. You can win it all with that right?