The Seahawks played their final game of the 2019/20 season on Sunday as they were eliminated from the playoffs by the Packers. Now, the players will go have surgery, go on vacation or whatever else may be in store. For Seattle’s coaching staff, they have one game to go.
As the NFC team with the best record who were eliminated in the divisional round, Pete Carroll and his staff won (lost?) the right to be in charge of their conference at this year’s Pro Bowl.
Seahawks coaches are coaching Pro Bowl being the NFC team that lost in that division round that had the most wins.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) January 13, 2020
Carroll, Brian Schottenheimer and the rest of the staff will surely have Russell Wilson under center, as the quarterback was named to his sixth Pro Bowl—this time as a starter. Bobby Wagner was the other Seahawk name a Pro Bowl starter, but he raised some doubt as to whether he’ll participate or not on Monday.
Bobby Wagner said he may not play in Pro Bowl. Said some health things have crept up he didn’t know about. Nothing major. But may need to get some work done. Wasn’t real specific otherwise.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) January 13, 2020
On Wagner, had knee and ankle issues this year so those may be what he’s got to get work on.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) January 13, 2020
Pro Bowl alternates coming from Seattle include Jadeveon Clowney, Chris Carson, Duane Brown, Mike Iupati, Shaquill Griffin and Tyler Lockett. Every year, players drop out so it’s a sure thing that at least one of the Seahawks’ alternates will have the chance to go. However, Clowney is set to undergo surgery; Carson is still recovering from his season-ending injury; Brown underwent knee surgery in late December; Iupati missed the end of the season because of a stinger; and Griffin was hamstrung by a hamstring at the end of the season.
It is entirely possible that just Wilson, forever the iron man, will be there with the Seahawks’ coaching staff in Orlando. But if we’re lucky (depending who you ask), maybe we’ll get to see that electric Wilson-Lockett connection one more time.