Every year we give our premium content members a team-by-team, player-by-player look at the NFL season that was. The coverage will be in-depth, but because the Dynasty Capsule series begins immediately after the season, we won’t use it to discuss free agency or the draft. Come see us in early May once Mr. Irrelevant is off the board for another 32-article series giving you the same detailed discussion you’ll see below.
Buckle up dynasty fans, because you’re about to be reminded why our motto is, “There is no off-season.”
Wilson gave us another MVP-worthy campaign in 2017. Unfortunately, for the first time in his storied career, his year ended in week 17 without a trip to the postseason. Seattle’s shortcomings fall mainly on the defense and running game. Wilson, on the other hand, put forth his best fantasy season to date.
The QB threw for 3,983 yards with 34 touchdowns, compared to just 11 interceptions. He was the number one fantasy quarterback in most formats, and a top-five player overall. There were ten games where Wilson posted three or more total touchdowns, compared to just one in which he scored fewer than 15 points. This is what elite looks like.
Going forward, the Seahawks are likely to shed some serious defensive salary over the next two years. General manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll have done some of the smartest team-building in the league over the past six to seven seasons. Yet, if they fail to rebuild the offensive line around Wilson and the running backs behind him, they deserve to be run out of town.
Wilson may not produce many seasons better than the one he just had, but for dynasty purposes, there’s an excellent chance he can play at this level for five to six more years.