The Seattle Seahawks currently have Geno Smith, Drew Lock and Jacob Eason set to face off to fill the quarterback void left by Russell Wilson’s trade to the Denver Broncos.
While there are at least a few veteran starters available on the commercial market, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the team is happy with their current options, although he’s not willing to rule them out. completely the possibility of an exchange.
“I don’t see us doing a trade for anybody at all; I don’t see that happening,” Carroll said on ‘The Ian Furness Show’ when asked about possibly adding a quarterback. . “We will certainly continue to be open to opportunities to improve our club and in the meantime we will just fight and fight hard. There is always a possibility so we will remain open to that.”
The most notable option for the Seahawks would be a trade to acquire former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield from the Cleveland Browns. Mayfield requested a trade earlier in the offseason when the Browns began pursuing Deshaun Watson, whom they eventually acquired from the Houston Texans in a blockbuster deal. While Seattle was seen as a logical landing spot for Mayfield, the team would have been less enthusiastic about the idea.
Carroll praised the team’s current options at quarterback, including Lock, who was acquired from Denver as part of the Wilson deal. In three seasons with the Broncos, Lock threw 25 touchdown passes with 20 interceptions and was 8-13 as a starter. Carroll said Thursday the 2019 second-round pick would have been the top quarterback selected in the 2022 NFL Draft if Lock had been among this year’s prospects.