Seahawks: What creating cap space now might mean for the near-future
Seahawks trade for Jimmy G?
A trade for Garoppolo is a bit more complicated than a trade for Mayfield. Jimmy’s salary this season is projected at $24 million, a sizable jump from Mayfield’s deal. In order for Seattle to get to that number, they’d need to send back a player to the 49ers, or cut one.
This would possibly put Carson, Geno Smith, Gabe Jackson and Jason Myers all on the potential chopping block. There’s also the question of whether the 49ers would feel comfortable sending Jimmy G to their hated division rival. Whether you think Garoppolo makes the Seahawks better or not, it would sure be fun watching him try to get revenge on the 49ers twice this season.
Those two QBs may be the most polarizing signal-callers we have in the NFL today. Both have seen great success, while also appearing to limit the potential of their talented teams.
While many in the media and Vegas believe that Seattle will be terrible and are better off tanking this season, we’ve seen zero indication of that mindset from Pete Carroll and John Schneider. I believe this move today only adds more fuel to the fire that Seattle intends to compete in 2022.