3 potential quarterbacks options for the 2022 Seattle Seahawks right now
By Lee Vowell
How would you feel if you were Baker Mayfield? Maybe you aren’t the best quarterback in the NFL but you aren’t the worst. But your team seems to be openly chasing Deshaun Watson and then falls short (reportedly) of getting him which leaves you as the team’s option at QB in 2022. Then, because you rightfully feel disrespected, you ask for a trade and the team tells you “no.”
You’d probably feel like the first chance you have you would change employers, right? And you would feel right to feel that way.
Mayfield will be just 27 years old at the start of next season and will be entering his fifth-year option. If the Seahawks were to get him, they shouldn’t have to give up a huge bundle of high picks as Cleveland (because they are one of the worst-run organizations in the NFL) has already shown their hand that they don’t see Mayfield as a long-term option for themselves. They wanted Watson, not Mayfield.
No team, whether Cleveland knows it or not, is going to give up lots of picks or good players to try to get Mayfield because if a team simply waits a year they will probably be able to sign him in free agency. But for Seattle to get Mayfield means they get a still-young quarterback who can be the starter for many years if he plays decently enough. That’s worth trying to trade for.