On March 8th, the Seattle Seahawks made the biggest trade in franchise history. The decision to move on and trade Russell Wilson, a ten-year starter with nine Pro Bowls and the franchise’s lone Super Bowl championship, is exciting and terrifying at the same time.
Seattle decided not to be held hostage by a quarterback that used the media to passive-aggressively voice his frustrations and demands. Russ is a Seattle icon that fans will eventually remember far more for the good times and incredible success, rather than the frustrating past two years that eventually led to him in Denver.
I can respect the Seahawks for this gamble, but make no mistake, this is a gamble.
Fans and the front office can argue about whether the team is rebuilding, or reloading. I view the trade as an opportunity. Seattle has an opportunity with this decision to get back to being great again, doing things their way.
Making the case for Jimmy Garoppolo as the Seahawks starting quarterback in 2022
They’ve already used two of the Broncos picks on players that will help them better control the line of scrimmage. Seattle also has the opportunity to be wrong, and fall into the dark abyss of a team in quarterback purgatory.
The most important decision in the history of the franchise was made on March 8th. The next most important decision will be who the team believes is the next franchise quarterback. If they choose wisely, they’ll be in the championship hunt by 2023.
Here’s part four of a multi-part series where we make the case for the Seahawks next franchise quarterback. This week’s quarterback is one the most unique in the league. His team’s success is one of the best in the league, and yet there’s a large contingent of people that don’t think he’s good enough to be a franchise QB. Today, we’re going to make the case for the potentially soon-to-be ex-49er QB, Jimmy Garoppolo.