3 reasons Seahawks must avoid taking a QB in first-round of 2022 NFL Draft
By Lee Vowell
The Seattle Seahawks need to find a long-term quarterback after trading Russell Wilson but they need to avoid taking a QB in the first round this year.
I have spelled out several reasons below, none of them include that I think Drew Lock will turn out to be a good quarterback for Seattle, but he might be, right?
So why shouldn’t the Seahawks take a QB with their first pick in the 2022 NFL draft? Here’s why I think they shouldn’t.
3 reasons the Seahawks should not choose a quarterback in the first round of the 2022 NFL draft
Reason 1: Build the team, not the position
I get it. Quarterback is by far the most important position on the field. But NFL fans have seen plenty of potentially good quarterbacks turn out not to be great because they simply have a bad team around them. And we have seen formerly great quarterbacks win Super Bowls because the team around them is so good.
The last part happened in Denver when Russell Wilson…OK, joking about the Wilson part but at least you are hopefully still paying attention. But the last part did happen with the Broncos when they won the Super Bowl in 2016 when Peyton Manning was the QB. Manning is an all-time great but he wasn’t great anymore in 2016. He was a game manager and that is what Pete Carroll wants right now.
There is no way I am saying that the Seahawks roster is bad or, to look at the opposite side, good enough right now to win a championship with a not-great QB. My point is that teams need a balance to truly be great. Seattle has far too many holes along the offensive line and at cornerback right now for even a player like Patrick Mahomes to get them close to the Super Bowl.
The Seahawks need to build the team around a future quarterback, not a potentially great quarterback around a team that isn’t that good at certain positions. Plus, there doesn’t seem to be a quarterback in the 2022 class that could eventually lead a team to a better record than the sum of its parts, like Wilson has done over the last five seasons.
But even Wilson couldn’t lead the team to a deep run in the playoffs because he was held back by weaknesses at other positions. Seattle needs to rebuild the roster overall first, then get a quarterback worthy of helping the Seahawks win a Super Bowl.