The defending NFC West champion Seattle Seahawks kick off training camp on Wednesday, kicking off their preparation for the 2021 season. As always there will be plenty of interesting storylines to keep track of, including position battles, both for starting jobs and for spots on the 53-man roster.
Here at Seahawks.com, we wrote about 10 of the most intriguing storylines heading into 2021 Seahawks training camp over the past two weeks, so as a refresher in case you missed it, here they are in no particular order:
- Pro-Bowl safety Jamal Adams doesn't have a new contract yet—Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expressed optimism last month that a deal will get done—but he did report for camp on Tuesday. With Adams and fellow Pro-Bowl safety Quandre Diggs back for their second season together, expectations are high for one of the NFL’s best safety duos.
- Seattle's pass rush got off to a slow start last season, but was one of the league's best in the second half of the season. Can that pass rush pick up where it left off?
- The Seahawks have a new offensive coordinator in Shane Waldron, what does that mean for Russell Wilson and the passing game?
- The competition is on for the two starting cornerback jobs. D.J. Reed and Ahkello Witherspoon look to be the early favorites coming into camp, but there will be plenty of contenders battling for those jobs.
- The Seahawks have one of the NFL's best receiving duos in DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, but is rookie D’Wayne Eskridge ready to take over the No. 3 role?
- K.J. Wright remains a free agent, which means the Seahawks need a new starting strongside linebacker. Is Cody Barton ready to step into a starting role, or does 2020 second-round pick Darrell Taylor take over as a hybrid strongside linebacker/pass-rusher?
- Chris Carson is back having re-signed as a free agent, but what does the depth at running back look like behind Seattle’s lead back?
- The Seahawks made a big move this offseason to add guard Gabe Jackson, how much better will the line be with his addition and with the growth of some other young players?
- The addition of Gerald Everett, along with Will Dissly having a healthy offseason and 2020 draft pick Colby Parkinson coming back healthy after missing most of his rookie season has the Seahawks excited about the potential of their tight end group.
- Special teams play was one of the Seahawks' biggest strengths last year, can they be even better in that phase of the game in 2021?
We'll have plenty of coverage of training camp at Seahawks.com and on our social channels starting Wednesday, and don't forget to check out Seahawks Training Camp live on Seahawks.com and the Seahawks YouTube channel.
Seahawks players arrive for the start of 2021 training camp.