There has been a lot of chatter about what the Seattle Seahawks are going to do at the quarterback position for the 2022 season and beyond. Their long-time starter Russell Wilson was traded to the Denver Broncos earlier this offseason for a combination of players and draft picks.
Wilson has been the starter in Seattle for 10 seasons and one of the best quarterbacks in the league during that span. He has nine Pro Bowl nominations and one Super Bowl victory on his resume as he will now try and get the Broncos over the hump.
One of the players that were acquired in the deal from Denver is quarterback Drew Lock. While Lock struggled to perform consistently with the Broncos after they selected him in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Seahawks reportedly do like what he can bring to the table.
The Missouri product has prototypical size for a quarterback with a huge arm. He brings some athleticism as well, but turnovers have been an issue throughout his career. Right now, he and Geno Smith will be competing for the starting job and it sounds like it will remain that way.
Head coach Pete Carroll recently gave some insight into the team’s quarterback situation. He doesn’t foresee any changes happening when it comes to adding another veteran to the mix.
A lot of speculation has circled that the Seahawks would be a landing spot for Baker Mayfield. The No. 1 overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns is now out of a starting job as they acquired Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans. Jacoby Brissett was also signed in free agency, so there is no need for Mayfield in Cleveland any longer.
If Carroll is being honest, Mayfield won’t be ending up in Seattle. That would rule out Jimmy Garoppolo as well, who is still awaiting a trade from the San Francisco 49ers, who seem ready to give the starting job over to Trey Lance, the No. 3 overall pick from the 2021 NFL Draft.