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Plenty of Seahawks on pace for career-best seasons

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The Seattle Seahawks have four games in the books, which is one-quarter of a season. With a bye week on deck, it seemed like a good time to pace out these stats until the midway point and then we’ll check in again.

Here are what some certain players on the team are on pace for, better or worse.

Russell Wilson - 348-of-532, 4,256 yards, 20 TD, 5 INT, 60 rushing yards

Wilson had 20 TD and seven interceptions in 2014, but on 452 pass attempts. He’s on pace for a new career high in attempts, which would be the fifth year in a row that he’s done that. That yards would also be a new career-high, but his 8 Y/A is slightly lower than the 8.3 we saw last season. However, Wilson’s turned it up in the last two weeks and I think with a couple of healthy legs, and this continued growth in the relationship between him and Jimmy Graham, he could finish with numbers even better than these ones.

Including more than 60 yards on the ground.

Christine Michael - 253 carries for 1,160 yards, eight touchdowns, 48 catches for 272 yards and four touchdowns, with four fumbles

Michael’s already hit a career high in rushing yards with 290. I think with the injury to Rawls, his first 1,000-yard season is coming. As an impending free agent, it will be interesting to see what the market dictates for Michael and if the Seahawks will involve themselves in that market.

Doug Baldwin - 96 catches for 1,320 yards and eight touchdowns

Baldwin set career-highs last season with 103 targets (on pace for 124 this season), 78 catches, and 1,069 yards with 14 touchdowns. It seems likely that he’ll set new highs in all of those categories except for scores, but before last season his career high was only five. So he’s likely to eclipse that again.

Jimmy Graham - 64 catches for 1,064 yards and four touchdowns

Graham is the best tight end in franchise history and he’ll soon set the season-single TE team records to prove it. If his last two games are any indication, this pace is low-balling what he’ll finish with.

Jermaine Kearse - 48 catches for 408 yards

It’s been a really slow year for Kearse, who has gone from averaging 14 YPC to 8.5 YPC this season. Seattle signed him to a new deal but can essentially get out of it after this season, which is what they’ll do unless he can prove he does have a more valuable role in this offense when Baldwin and Graham are rolling. Right now he’s behind those two and in terms of age/cost, way behind Paul Richardson and Tyler Lockett.

Lockett and Richardson haven’t really played enough on offense to warrant a pace, though Lockett does have more yards than Kearse.

KJ Wright - Eight sacks

Not that it will really happen, but just FYI: Wright has already tied his career-high with two sacks, so he’s only .5 sacks away from a new mark in that category with 12 games left to go. Are they sending Wright a little more often? Just fortunate opportunities out of left field in the first four games? He’s having a season.

Michael Bennett and Frank Clark - 12 sacks

Bennett set a career-high last season with 10 sacks and made the Pro Bowl for the first time. He could very well top that number this year. He’s also on pace for a career-high 44 solo tackles.

Clark has matched the three sacks he had as a rookie and he’s got a very good chance of hitting double-digits in year two.

Overall, the team is on pace for 48 team sacks after totaling just 37 of them in 2015, 36 in 2014, and 43 in their Super Bowl championship season of 2013.