When Seattle Seahawks large receiver David Moore departed for the Carolina Panthers, it meant a lot for the offseason speculators, however the impression for the Seahawks has been overblown.
Actually, the “WR3” search has not produced any big-name incomers to the crew partly as a result of the third large receiver shouldn’t be traditionally very significant for Russell Wilson.
Because the third choice at WR for Russell Wilson final 12 months, Moore took with him 35 receptions for 417 yards and 6 touchdowns. For the primary time in his profession Moore had a catch proportion above 50%, and it earned him a pay elevate some place else.
It was additionally the primary time in 5 years that Seattle’s WR3 was the truth is the third main receiver for the crew. Even nonetheless, Moore had fewer receptions than Chris Carson. Moreover he was a full 50 receptions behind D.Okay. Metcalf for third among the many move catchers.
In 2019 Moore was the crew’s third large receiver by way of targets. Moore had 17 receptions on 34 targets for 301 yards and a pair of TD. These receptions have been fewer than each Jacob Hollister and Will Dissly.
In 2018 Moore was WR3 once more. He went 26 of 53 for 445 yards and 5 TD. He was behind Nick Vannett in targets.
In 2017 the crew’s WR3 was Paul Richardson. 44/80 for 703 and 6 TD. Behind Jimmy Graham.
2016 was sophisticated. Jermaine Kearse, successfully WR3, was 41 of 89 for 510 and 1 TD. Sophomore Tyler Lockett noticed 23 fewer targets than Kearse and had a late-season leg break but additionally had 41 completions, and 87 extra yards. Once more, each gamers have been behind Graham within the passing sport.
Let’s add 2015 because it was mainly the identical. Doug Baldwin on the prime, Lockett and Kearse neck-and-neck as WR2 and WR3, with 49 and 51 receptions. Each noticed fewer targets than Graham.
Going past that takes us into the years when Marshawn Lynch was a greater receiver than the third choice most of the time.
The actual fact stays that Seattle did what they wanted to do that offseason to handle what they wanted. John Schneider went and upgraded the third passing risk on the offense, which is present in TE Gerald Everett. Whether or not it’s Freddie Swain or a future acquisition, it merely hasn’t been a big season-long impression for Russell Wilson. I say Wilson as a result of whereas Shane Waldron would presumably change that, Wilson’s been below a number of Offensive Coordinators to comparable outcomes.
Wilson actually enjoys throwing to tight ends. The addition of Everett from the Los Angeles Rams can have a better impression on the offense as a complete this season and is why the crew gave him the $6 million they did. The return of Chris Carson and his success as a move catcher final 12 months solely cements that whoever is WR3 in 2021 won’t make or break the crew.