If the Seahawks don’t want to “Let Russ Cook,” and actually even if they come to their senses and take the handcuffs off their quarterback, they need reinforcements at running back Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde are both free agents, and former first-round pick Rashaad Penny hasn’t stayed healthy. Carson hasn’t exactly been a picture of durability himself.
Ingram will want to go somewhere he can win a Super Bowl. Even as their collective star fades from what looked like a possible dynasty, the Seahawks will be somewhere in that conversation every year until further notice. That’s what having one of the best quarterbacks in the league affords you–at least until (or if?) Wilson becomes dissatisfied with the dynamics of the offensive philosophy head coach Pete Carroll wants to remain committed to.
The team’s upcoming hire to replace Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator, and Wilson’s desire for involvement in the move, is likely to have a lot to say about that.
Regardless, the Seahawks will probably be looking for a running back of some sort this offseason. And Ingram will be out there, with a fairly narrow realistic market. A move to Seattle could come together quickly.