With the Percy Harvin trade earlier this week, fans across the NFL instantly deemed the Seattle Seahawks ‘Super Bowl favorites’ for 2013. I’m not going to go that far, but they certainly took a step in that direction.
People can stop penciling in the Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game next year. It’s way too early for that business. Yeah, they’re the two favorites, but let them play it out on the field.
The Seahawks were a huge surprise contender in 2012. Everything just seemed to come together at the right time, and they battled their way into the playoffs and nearly played their way into the title game.
Russell Wilson got most of the credit, but don’t forget about how great Marshawn Lynch was as well. Safe to say, they’ve got quite the tandem with those two.
Now with Harvin in the mix, the Seahawks have themselves a dynamic play-maker who can take one to the house at any time. Harvin turns a good offense, into a great offense.
With all the talk about the Seahawks offense, people are almost forgetting about their No. 1 defense. The defense was an equal part of Seattle’s success a season ago, and the unit figures to back in full-force next season.
All of this is a recipe for success in Seattle. There’s no denying it, but people deeming them Super Bowl favorites are getting ahead of themselves a little bit. The Seahawks were just an average team for years before 2012, and who’s to say Wilson couldn’t experience a sophomore slump? I understand and recognize the potential this team has, but the 49ers are the still favorites.