With news breaking earlier today that the Seattle Seahawks traded QB Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos, they now turn their attention to finding another franchise quarterback. Whether you agree with the move or not, Seattle is now tasked to fix things rather quickly.
The Russell Wilson trade could serve as an outlet for Seattle to move off other aging veterans. Such as MLB Bobby Wagner and WR Tyler Lockett. By doing so, they can acquire more draft capital in an attempt to rebuild the once daunting defense that they had early in Pete Carroll’s tenure with Seattle.
Nonetheless, it is glaringly obvious that the NFL is now an offensive centric league. Without an A-/B+ quarterback, it is extremely difficult to even sniff the playoffs. Even after finishing 4th place in the NFC West, the Seattle Seahawks still have the 11th toughest schedule entering the 2022 season. It is critically important that they find an answer to the quarterback position as soon as possible.
3 potential starting quarterbacks for the 2022 Seattle Seahawks
Although the Seattle Seahawks did acquire Drew Lock in the blockbuster deal, I highly doubt they are counting on him to serve as the prophet. In my opinion, Lock will serve as Seattle’s backup. He is entering the final year of his contract, only earning $1.35 million in 2022. The perfect salary for a backup.
The more likely option is for the Seahawks to turn to free agency and sign someone who has winning experience and serve as a bridge quarterback for a year or two keeping the team somewhat relevant. Or, after acquiring multiple draft picks, they can potentially turn to the upcoming draft and select a quarterback who might have persuaded them to deal Russell Wilson in the first place.
Let’s keep it a buck, 12s aren’t going to be happy with any decision the Seahawks make moving forward in regards to the quarterback position. They just traded arguably the best player to ever suit up in a Seahawks uniform. But, this is a fast-paced league where teams get forgotten about quickly with no remorse.
Here are 3 potential starting quarterback options for the Seattle Seahawks.