Seahawks reportedly have their eye on this quarterback in the 2024 NFL draft

Seattle has only chosen two quarterbacks in the last 14 NFL drafts combined.

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The Seattle Seahawks appear set on keeping Geno Smith as QB1 in 2024. While the team has not exactly come out and said, "There is zero doubt Smith is our quarterback this year," general manager John Schneider did say at the NFL combine this week that Smith "is the starter until he isn't." For whatever that is worth.

But Schneider did also reveal this week that he is "not proud of" the fact that Seattle has only chosen two quarterbacks in the draft since 2010. One reason for this is that 2012 third-round choice Russell Wilson turned out to be pretty good and he rarely missed a game. The other pick was Alex McGough who was taken in the seventh round in 2018.

There are six years between 2012 and 2018 and there are six years between 2018 and 2024. Schneider and the Seahawks may be ready to take another quarterback, especially as Schneider finally has the final say over all roster decisions. While he might be a bit rusty at taking a QB, Schneider has been involved in the drafting of Wilson and also Aaron Rodgers when Schneider worked with the Green Bay Packers.

Seattle Seahawks could do much worse than to draft Jayden Daniels in the first round

According to NFL expert Ian Rapoport, Schneider appears to have an eye on taking quarterback Jayden Daniels from LSU. Seattle met with Daniels ahead of workout drills at the NFL combine. Eight other teams have met with Daniels as well. Every other team that reportedly spoke with Daniels has a higher first-round pick than Seattle does in 2024. Two of them, however, the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, do not necessarily need to take a QB in 2024.

The Seahawks could also try to pull off a trade where they move up a few spots to choose Daniels if they really wanted him. Plus, the LSU product might be a near-perfect quarterback to choose while Smith remains on the team. Daniels likely needs a year to acclimate to the NFL so mostly sitting for a year behind Smith would probably help the player and the team.

Daniels only had one incredible season in college which was in 2023 and good enough for him to win the Heisman Trophy. He passed for 40 touchdowns and just 4 interceptions, completed 73.2 percent of his passes and ran for 1,134 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has all the raw ability to be a very good NFL quarterback and he is 6'3" and 185 pounds. That last bit is another reason he needs to sit for a bit of time in the NFL, however.

To survive NFL punishment, Daniels needs to add weight. It does no good for the Seahawks to choose a quarterback who gets injured too early in his career. But if Seattle wants to stick with Geno Smith in 2024 but draft his replacement this year, Jayden Daniels would be a great choice.

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