5 quarterbacks who could start for the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1 of 2024

These five quarterbacks might be replacements for Geno Smith next season.

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No. 4 - Michael Penix, Jr.

Just like the aforementioned Nix, Michael Penix Jr. may be too tough to pass on. The Indiana transfer found his home once he hit the portal and enrolled at the University of Washington. The lefty gunslinger nearly won the Heisman Trophy in his debut season with his new school and was in the talks for the award for the majority of 2023.

When Penix gets just a little bit of time in the pocket, it's almost guaranteed to result in a big-time play. With Rome Odunze and Ja'Lynn Polk providing one of the most electric receiving pairings in the country, all Penix had to do was complete the passes.

And that he did. Penix ended 2023 as the nation's second-leading passer while helping lead the Huskies to a perfect 12-0 record. With the receiving corps already established in Seattle, he could find a lot of the same success at the next level.

His draft range has also fluctuated this year with the idea of rounds 1-2 being most likely. Penix and the Huskies will take on Nix's Ducks in the Pac-12 Championship. Seahawks fans should watch the game closely as either of the two could end up staying local.