The Seahawks know pretty well who helps drive the hypothetical car for the success of the team and it’s a pretty easy answer.
It’s Russell Wilson.
Since being drafted by the Seahawks in 2012, the now veteran quarterback has proven he is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
With 86 regular-season wins through 2019, 49 home regular-season wins, and the first player in NFL history with at least 200 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns in his first eight seasons, Wilson's stats don’t lie.
Not to mention he brought Seattle its first Super Bowl win in franchise history back in 2014.
It’s safe to say that Wilson has done a lot to help the Seattle organization get to where it is today.
This past offseason, Wilson stated his desire to have superstars on the team-- big names with big play ability.
The Seahawks got that recently with the Jamal Adams trade.
But, on offense, names like Josh Gordon and Antonio Brown seem to continue to drive discussion, but will it ever materialize?
On FS1's ‘Speak For Yourself’ with Emanuel Acho and Marcellus Wiley, the Antonio Brown conversation continued: Do the Seahawks owe it to Russell Wilson to sign him?
While Marshawn Lynch and the Legion of Boom potentially overshadowed Wilson at times, he has been the fuel behind the success of the Seahawks organization the last eight seasons as their starting quarterback.
Antonio Brown, outside of his off-field actions, is one of the best wide receivers the NFL has seen in recent years.
As of last Friday, Antonio Brown was suspended by the NFL for eight games for violating the personal conduct policy set by the NFL.
Even if the Seahawks were going to make a move for Brown, he would not see the field until October 8th against the Buffalo Bills, at the earliest.
If the Seahawks had a winning record up until then, would it be worth it to bring Brown in for a deep playoff push?
Or will Brown bring in negative energy into the locker room if he is not catching passes like he has done before in the past?
Who really knows at this point.
If Russell Wilson were to ask the front office to bring in Antonio Brown, they should seriously consider it.
The two already seem to have a connection, as evidenced by an offseason workout
Do the Seahawks owe it to Russell Wilson to sign Brown? That is up for debate. Seahawks did make Wilson the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL at one point, recognizing how valuable he is to the organization.
But if Wilson does ask for Brown to help him win games, the best thing to do is to try to make the face of the franchise happy for the years you have him, right?
We'll have to wait and see.