The Seattle Seahawks have now traded away the best quarterback the franchise has ever known in Russell Wilson. Sure they got a haul in picks and players. However, they now have a gaping hole at the quarterback position.
Jacob Eason has done very little. Drew Lock has talent but panics under pressure and doesn’t have great decision-making on the field. The free agency market is abysmal.
The draft meanwhile has been touted as one of the worst quarterback classes in years. There is no single quarterback that is widely viewed as NFL-ready.
That isn’t stopping the Seahawks from being connected to one quarterback at the combine.
The Seahawks have been seen twice with Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral. First reported by Walter Football and second during the combine by Analyst Lance Zierlein. Matt Corral was seen talking it up with the Kiffin’s and Pete Carroll.
The Seattle Seahawks have been connected to several quarterbacks in past drafts. Most notable are Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes. They love players with big arms who can throw deep.
Matt Corral has a lot of natural arm talent. He can hit all levels of the field. He is an incredible competitor. Quick possessor when reading the field. He is also fairly athletic.
His biggest flaws are that he has a slow wind up on the deep ball. Everyone knows it coming. He is slow to leave the pocket when under pressure. Finally, his great production could be argued to be more a result of his offensive system than the player itself.
There are a lot of questions regarding Matt Corral. However, one thing is clear: The Seahawks are at least interested in Corral as the next quarterback for the team and a connection between Pete Carroll and Lane Kiffin might mean Russell Wilson’s replacement is Matt Corral.