Seattle Seahawks 2015 Team MVP Awards


Brendan Walker
Pro Football Spot writers and analysts took matters into their own hands and voted on which players were the MVP's on both the offense and defensive sides for the 2015 football season. | Photo Credit: sportingnews.com & heraldnet.com

Offensive Player of the Year: Russell Wilson

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Passing Yards: 4,024
  • Completion Percentage: 68.1% (329/483)
  • Touchdowns: 34
  • Interceptions: 8
  • Passer Rating: 110.1

 

“After a tumultuous first half which involved getting sacked thanks to an inept offensive line, quarterback Russell Wilson led the Seattle Seahawks on a second half surge that catapulted the team into the playoffs. From games 9-16, Wilson completed 67 percent of his passes for 2,146 yards, 25 touchdowns and just two interceptions. His second half leadership and efficiency was crucial to Seattle’s success, and with Marshawn Lynch now retired, Wilson will have even more command of Seattle’s offense going forward.”

---Ken Kosirowski (@KenKosirowski)

 

Defensive Player of the Year: Michael Bennett  

  • Position: Defensive End
  • Solo Tackles: 33
  • Assisted Tackles: 19
  • Sacks: 10
  • Forced Fumbles: 2

 

“Last summer, the threat of a contract holdout was lingering before the Seahawks convened for their training camp. As we all know, the holdout came not from the likelier source and audibly financially frustrated Michael Bennett, but from Kam Chancellor. Bennett's frustrations with his pay--a year on from signing a multi-year deal in Seattle--was still there but he decided to go about showing his frustration by showing up and putting the pressure on the team by outplaying his current deal in lieu of getting a new one. With the season in the rear view it's clear that was the smart play and Bennett did, and then some. Watching Bennett with the weekly 'Offside on No. 72' call was a lot of fun and he put himself in the higher echelon of defensive lineman in the NFL with his constant disruptive play. Few outside of JJ Watt were as disruptive as Bennett in 2015, and whilst the secondary took a while to find their feet in 2015, Bennett was leading the charge up front. Leading him to be, in my view, the clear 2015 Defensive MVP for the team. With the contract likely to be corrected justly for the former Texas A&M star this summer, a 2016 continuation would bode well for Seattle if Bennett can repeat his 2015, disruptive best.”

---Stuart Court (@Stu_Court)

 

The Seattle Seahawks finished the regular season with a 10-6 record and will have the 26th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

 

Brendan Walker is an NFL Analyst for Pro Football Spot. You can follow Brendan on Twitter @b_dog_walker





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Pretty easy choices for both sides, although Doug Baldwin ended up surprisingly being a candidate by the end of the year. Just hope he can keep going and doing the same when 2016 starts. 

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12 hours ago, Rider Ingalls said:

Pretty easy choices for both sides, although Doug Baldwin ended up surprisingly being a candidate by the end of the year. Just hope he can keep going and doing the same when 2016 starts. 

The amount of TD's Dougie Fresh began to have was just bonkers. Will be interesting to see his fantasy value at the start of 2016.

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9 hours ago, Jonathan Rodriguez said:

Do you think Jimmy Graham will play a more pivotal role in the offense next year? Or does the presence of Thomas Rawls pretty much keeps it a run based attack?

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Run game. Run game. Run game. They will begin to see if Rawls can replace Marshawn which I think he can. Ultimately though. Jimmy needs to hit the weight room more and learn how to run block better. If he can, this offense can be explosive. 

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On 3/29/2016 at 8:44 AM, Rider Ingalls said:

Pretty easy choices for both sides, although Doug Baldwin ended up surprisingly being a candidate by the end of the year. Just hope he can keep going and doing the same when 2016 starts. 

Same. Baldwin was huge for the offense last year. Hopefully, Seattle can re-sign him this offseason before he explodes next season.

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True Baldwin was truly playing at an insane level last year. Should've maybe even been a pro bowl selection. Having said that though Russell Wilson still was the one who carried the offense.

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Man, I was excited when Jimmy Graham went to Seattle before I remembered it's a run-based, deep ball off play action offense. But Russell really showed up, despite lacking production from Graham. Definitely offensive MVP.

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I personally think the Seahawks offense is better without a high profile threat to pass to. For some reason it seems like Bevell just forces the ball to a guy like that. For example Percy Harvin and Jimmy Graham. When there isn't anyone particular to force it to, the passing game opens up and the run game benefits from it. Without lynch yes the run game will be different, but don't forget just how good Thomas Rawls was before his injury.

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On 3/30/2016 at 8:25 PM, Brendan Walker said:

Run game. Run game. Run game. They will begin to see if Rawls can replace Marshawn which I think he can. Ultimately though. Jimmy needs to hit the weight room more and learn how to run block better. If he can, this offense can be explosive. 

Fair enough. It's a bit uneasy seeing someone as talented as Graham not put up the production numbers he has but that's the name of the game.

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The offense without Lynch wont be any different as long as Pete Carroll is around. Bennett wasn't an easy choice really. Cliff Avril, Sherman both deserved some recognition. Sherman particularly in the 2nd half of the season he got his swagger back. Was alot of fun to watch.

Russ was by far the guy on offense however

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31 minutes ago, Jonathan Rodriguez said:

Well I guess Rawls will have a new nickname to make for himself. Can't be the baby beast mode anymore

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My personal name that I came up with is the "Rawlercoaster". Thats Copyrighted. haha

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