The Seahawks will have 19 players becoming free agents, and thus are likely to see a relatively large amount of turnover on their roster before next season.
Whether it be letting a franchise icon like Matt Hasselbeck leave in free agency, or turning the keys to the franchise over to an undersized third-round pick quarterback, head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider have never shied away from making the tough decisions in Seattle.
This offseason will be unlike any other that Carroll and Schneider have seen. They have a successful team with a deep roster, and must now find a way to keep as much of it together as possible. They also have salary-cap problems, and some young stars that need to get paid.
This offseason will likely be what ultimately defines their legacy in Seattle. Did they build a team with a short window of success, or were they able to build the perpetual contender that they set out to create?
With all of that in mind, here are the six toughest decisions that the Seahawks will face this offseason.