Seahawks QB targets Week 4: Numbers 7 through 4
Number 7: KJ Jefferson
Previous: Tanner McKee
KJ Jefferson is an absolute monster physically. He threw 12/19 for 171 yards and 2 TDs while running the ball 18 times for 105 yards and a score. He had a carry for 26 yards that just showed how physically imposing he can be.
Jefferson played well enough to beat a Texas A&M team full of future NFL players before a missed “oink” field goal cost them a rivalry win. He continues to be a fascinating prospect that people aren’t talking about enough.
NFL Comp: More mobile Jacoby Brissett
Number 6: Michael Penix Jr.
Previous: Hendon Hooker
Coming in at #6 and our biggest riser is Penix, who has revitalized the Washington Huskies program. Through 4 games, Penix is leading the country in passing yards while sitting at 8th in passing TDs. A healthy Penix will be a huge draw for Seahawks fans, but his game does look like it can translate. He has shown to make all the throws this season.
The Huskies are staring down a very real possibility of being 9-0 before finishing the year with 2 of their final 3 games at Oregon and the WSU. Dream big Husky fans, it’s all on the table for you.
NFL Comp: Justin Fields
Number 5: Anthony Richardson
Previous: Dillon Gabriel
Anthony Richardson may have lost in the QB duel of the year against a guy we’ll talk about in a minute, but that doesn’t mean AR-15 didn’t get his mojo back. In a 38-33 defeat at Tennessee, Richardson threw for 450 yards, ran for 60, and had 4 total touchdowns.
It’s been an inconsistent year for the dynamic sophomore, but in the two biggest moments of the year so far, Richardson has flashed the greatness that maybe no one else on this list can touch. Consistency will be the ultimate question.
NFL Comp: Young Cam Newton
Number 4: Hendon Hooker
The guy Richardson came up short against? Hendon Hooker. Hooker may be the Heisman winner if the season ended today, he’s been that good. Hooker and the Volunteers are flying high after a big-time rivalry win over the Florida Gators 38-33. Hooker threw for 350 yards with 2 touchdowns. Hooker also ran for over 100 yards, including a 44-yard scamper. He looks the part, he plays the part. He’s got one of the toughest schedules in the country going forward so I’m excited to see how he holds up, but he’s been the best player in college football so far in my opinion.
NFL Comp: Less mobile Lamar Jackson