Alright, so it’s no surprise that the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks are the two best teams in the NFL coming into the 2013-14 season. Almost every power ranking you can read always has either these two teams as the top two. The only question that remains is that, “who’s the better team?”
Well, these two teams made some smart moves in the off season, such as the Seahawks acquiring Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings for a few draft picks. Both teams won this trade as Minnesota still had a solid draft. Meanwhile, the 49ers pulled off a highway robbery by trading away a 6th rounder in the draft for Anquan Boldin, who is still a pretty valuable deep threat at receiver. The Hawks and Niners then both had solid drafts despite the trades, such as the Hawks picking up a young beast in defensive tackle Jordan Hill from Penn State. Meanwhile, the 49ers traded up to the 1st round with the Cowboys to pick up Eric Reid from LSU, adding another weapon to their already terrifying defense. It doesn’t really matter how many moves that the guys in the office make, because it’s just making better for already dominant football teams.
With Colin Kaepernick’s first season as a starter and Russell Wilson’s sophomore season both upcoming, there is a lot of hype for the two. However, I firmly believe that the Seahawks are the best football team in the NFL right now. Don’t bash me yet, but hear me out. Pete Carroll may not make the smartest decisions at times, but when it comes down to it, starting a 3rd rounder in Russell Wilson over Matt Flynn (who had signed a $48 mil contract with the Hawks) was probably the smartest move ever made. Wilson set the NFL rookie record for passer rating (100.0) and tied Peyton Manning’s rookie record for most touchdowns in a season (26).
With impressive stats like that, and a no nonsense defense led by the eccentric Richard Sherman, the Seahawks are a team to lookout for. But like they say “anything can happen in the NFL”, see we’ll just have to wait and find out.