Since drafting Russell Wilson in 2012, the Seattle Seahawks have not had a losing season. They've missed the playoffs just once, but they're 3-7 heading into Monday night's game at the Washington Football Team. Wilson has missed time with an injury for the first time in his career, but Seattle's problems seem to run much deeper. What's going on?

The obvious place to begin is the quarterback's broken finger. Wilson was sidelined for three games, plus the second half of a loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He clearly wasn't the same in his two starts after rushing back from an injury that was expected to keep him out for six-to-eight weeks.

But Wilson also hasn't performed consistently well since his red-hot, MVP-caliber start to the 2020 season. As The Athletic's Mike Sando noted, the Seahawks' offense averaged minus-2.9 expected points added per game in Wilson's last 17 starts, which is the equivalent of a full season. The defense, meanwhile, posted an EPA of 0.5, which is right around the league average, and the special teams have an EPA of 2.9, which is excellent.

This remains true even after the Seahawks made multiple moves to appease Wilson, whose frustration with the organization became a dominant offseason storyline. Seattle signed tight end Gerald Everett in free agency, traded for right guard Gabe Jackson, and replaced offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer with Shane Waldron (whose affiliation with Rams coach Sean McVay, it was hoped, would bring a dash of modernity to the attack).

The results haven't been there. The Seahawks have scored 30 points just once when Wilson has started. They're also last in third-down conversions (32.4%) despite being third-best in DVOA on second down. The difficulties set in when Seattle faces a third down and long (7 yards or more), which is when the Seahawks rank 31st in DVOA.

Collectively, Seattle's offensive line hasn't been terrible, ranking 10th in ESPN's pass-block win rate metric. Individually, however, five different linemen have surrendered at least 13 pressures, per PFF, and 36-year-old left tackle Duane Brown has earned a PFF grade of just 70.5 - the lowest since his rookie year.