5 best quarterbacks on Seattle Seahawks 2024 schedule

Seattle will face several top quarterbacks during the 2024 season.
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The hope is that the Seattle Seahawks will have a much better defense in 2024, of course. The talent might not be vastly improved, though it should be somewhat with the addition of rookie defensive tackle Byron Murphy II. Seattle's defense should be better simply because of the new direction of head coach Mike Macdonald.

Even if the defense is better, however, the unit is going to be challenged by a number of very good quarterbacks. The top five that follows could be interchanged by a couple of other quarterbacks. Plus, we would only assume all of these quarterbacks are going to be healthy enough to play against Seattle and that does not seem likely based on 2023 when 66 different quarterbacks started a game.

The Seahawks' Geno Smith is arguably anywhere from the best quarterback in the NFC to the worst. In terms of total QBR in 2023, Smith was third-best in the division (his 59.5 was 15th-best in the league) while Brock Purdy (72.8) was first in the NFL and Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford (63.5) was sixth. Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals was 23rd at 47.2. Here are the best quarterbacks Seattle could face in 2024.

Ranking the five top quarterbacks the Seattle Seahawks will face in 2024

First, some honorable mentions who, again, could wind up being in the top five during the course of the season. Aaron Rodgers of the New York Jets is an all-time great and the Jets should be better overall with their offseason moves. Rodgers, though, is 40 years old and with a recent injury history.

Kirk Cousins, new to the Atlanta Falcons, should be solid too. Statistically, he has almost always been good in the regular season and he has a lot of offensive weapons. He is prone to mistakes, though.

Caleb Williams might turn into a fantastic quarterback, but he will only be a rookie. Possibly, he is playing extremely well by the time Seattle takes on the Chicago Bears but ranking him higher than other quarterbacks right now would just be a guess and nothing based on proof. Chicago, with its new (and former Seahawks) offensive coordinator Shane Waldron should be fun, however.

No. 5 - Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers

Ranking Purdy this low when he was recently ranked as the second-best quarterback in the NFL by a CBS Sports writer might seem silly, but NFC West fans know the truth. The 49ers are a fantastic and well-rounded team capable of defeating opponents no matter who they are playing. Purdy makes them better than his backup, but the 49ers are not who they are because of Purdy.

Still, no one runs the scheme of their designed offense any better. Purdy does not try to overdo anything or go off-script fairly often. He understands what he has in terms of the uber-talented Christian McCaffrey, George Kittle, and a host of excellent receivers, plus a great offensive line. Purdy's kind of self-awareness and humbleness is a talent as well and not one that should be undervalued.