REVEALED: The Seattle Seahawks will cover the farthest distance of any NFL team in 2023 – racking up 31,600 miles and crossing 36 time zones – as the grueling nature of the schedule is laid bare
- The Seahawks have naturally traveled farther than any NFL franchise through 2022
- San Francisco (29,958 mi) and Miami (27,110 mi) are in second place this season.
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Unsurprisingly, the Seattle Seahawks will log more miles than any other franchise in the 2023 season.
The Washington-based team will fly 31,600 miles in their private plane and cross 36 time zones – the highest alongside divisional rival San Francisco, per Bill Speros.
Seattle also went further than any franchise last season – which included a game in Munich against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Through 2022, the burgeoning NFC team has clocked up 29,446 miles. Given its location in the Pacific Northwest, it’s no shock to see Pete Carroll’s team cover so much ground.
The 49ers will be the second most traveled team with 29,958 miles. Miami will rack up the third-most number (27,110). It’s understandable to see three of the top five teams residing in Washington and California.
The Seattle Seahawks will travel more than any NFL team in the upcoming 2023 season
The statistic will not surprise those who have a minimum of geographical knowledge
Seattle playing NFC East and AFC North doesn’t help reduce mileage
Seattle’s main problem stems from its 2023 schedule, which involves games against the NFC East and AFC North.
Geno Smith and Co. travels to New York, Dallas, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Detroit and Tennessee – in addition to its traditional road games with the Rams, 49ers and Cardinals.
The Seahawks’ back-to-back games away from Washington just once, which will definitely be a boost for NFC West contenders.
Fortunately, Seattle is in Dallas on a Thursday night (11/30) with a 10-day break before a rivalry game in San Francisco the following Sunday (12/10).
After a promising 2022 season, which ended in a divisional round loss to the Niners, the Hawks drafted heavily last month – adding corner Devon Witherspoon, wide Jaxon Smith-Njigba, linebacker Derick Hall, among others .