5 QBs who could be Seahawks Week 1 starter in 2024 with Geno Smith struggling

Seattle could look to sign a veteran as a bridge to the team's next long-term quarterback or they could find a QB in the 2024 NFL draft that would start immediately.
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4. 2024 free agent Kirk Cousins

I can hear the groans already. Kirk Cousins is fine in the regular season, but he is a mess in the postseason, right? But is he really? He has a 1-4 record in the playoffs, sure, but is that completely his fault? One would not think so if they looked at the statistics.

Throw out his first playoff experience which was against the Seahawks in 2012. First off, no quarterback is going to succeed very well against the Seattle defense of the early 2010s. Secondly, Cousins wasn't the full-time starter for Washington then and he replaced Robert Griffin III late in the year and had only started one game.

In the four games since, Cousins has gone 100 for 145 (69.0 completion percentage) with 5 touchdown passes and 1 interception. He hasn't been perfect, but he also hasn't been the reason his team has lost many playoff games.

Cousins has a quarterback rating of 103.1 or better in four of the last five seasons. He also has become a quarterback that doesn't turn the ball over very much and his interception percentage is less than 2.0 over the last five years. Yes, he will be coming off an Achilles injury in 2023, but he should be fine for the start of 2024 and that he will be 36 years old at the start of next year only helps Seattle.

Seattle could sign Cousins, who will be less expensive on the free agent market due to his recent injury and his age, and he could be the starter for at most two years. He has proven to be consistently better than most quarterbacks, and he would be a good veteran voice for whoever Seattle drafts as their next quarterback.