The Seattle Seahawks were a playoff team last season after not having expectations. Heading into 2019, there are many needs for Seattle at many positions. This will be a list of positions that the Seahawks need to improve upon, however, their main offseason priority should be at the quarterback position.

Russell Wilson is entering the final year of a four-year, $87.6 million contract. He has informed the Seahawks that he wants a contract extension to stay in Seattle. He has provided them with a deadline, but there is no certainty that a deal will get done.

The two sides are actually far apart. Wilson can play out his final season and move on from the Seahawks if he wants. It would behoove Seattle to keep Wilson around until he retires. This should be their main priority, but it looks like a deal will not get done this offseason.

With the draft just a few weeks away and free agency over with, these are three main positions where the Seahawks need to improve before the season begins.

3. Safety

The Seahawks lost Earl Thomas to a broken leg last season. It seems as if they lost him way before that. It was a foregone conclusion that Thomas would not be returning. With the All-Pro now in Baltimore, this leaves Seattle in a poor position at the safety position.

Tedric Thompson did a fine job replacing Thomas last season. He does not seem like the long-term solution at the position. The Seahawks need a true playmaker at the free safety position.

Seattle is a team that lives on defense. The days of the Legion of Boom are long gone. They will have to look for another wave of defensive talent if they want to return to championship form.

2. Offensive Line

Seattle won 10 games last season. That says a lot about the play of their franchise quarterback, but he was running for his life in many games. Wilson was sacked 51 times last season. J.R. Sweezy started 14 or more games in Seattle for the last five seasons, but he is now in Arizona.

The run game for Seattle was not strong last season due to the shaky play at all positions along the offensive line. It was impressive the way the Seahawks found success. Wilson made plays with both his legs and arm.

In their playoff game in Dallas, the offensive line of Seattle was exposed by the strong pass rushers for the Cowboys. If they want to keep Wilson around long-term and healthy, they will need to get an offensive line that can protect him.

1. Edge Rusher

Seattle placed the franchise tag on Frank Clark this offseason. Despite that move, they still need a strong playmaker who can terrorize quarterbacks off the edge. This would be another way that the Seahawks can get back to dominating on defense.

The Seahawks hold the 21st pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. It is uncertain how they will use that pick, but they could use it to draft a pass rusher in a draft that is heavy at the position.