Is Super Bowl XLVIII Win the Start of a Dynasty for Seattle Seahawks?
The Seattle Seahawks are a young team that has an enthusiastic head coach and a defense that stifles its opponents. To accompany that, the Seahawks also have a second-year, smart decision-making quarterback in Russell Wilson and a running back knows as “Beast Mode” in Marshawn Lynch. Need I even mention that they have the self-proclaimed best cornerback in the NFL in Richard Sherman? The Seahawks have all the makings of a team that could become the NFL’s next dynasty.
The last legitimate NFL dynasty was in the early 2000s when the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl in 2001, 2003 and 2004. What makes the Seahawks such a good candidate to be the next dynastic team? According to Pro Football Reference, the Seahawks are the youngest team to ever win the Super Bowl.
I found a great nugget of information in an article written by Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune, a New Orleans paper. In the article, Duncan states that the Seahawks had 25 players on their 53-man roster who were 25-years-old or younger and that 13 of the 25 players started in the Super Bowl.
Seahawks general manager John Schneider is clearly a great judge of talent — especially on the defensive side. Schneider has a knack for finding talent in the late rounds of the NFL Draft. Seven of the eight members of the “Legion of Boom” were drafted after the third-round.
Combine a great young quarterback, a power-run game and a dominant defense, and what do you get? To me it seems like you get as close as possible to a potential dynasty. Schneider has shown that he is capable of restocking his talent base with young players through the draft even if he ends up losing great players to free agency. In order to be a dynasty he will need to continue to prove this theory.
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