Seattle Seahawks quarterback options after Wilson trade
The Seattle Seahawks have traded away their face of the franchise, Russell Wilson, after a decade which saw them win Super Bowl XLVII in 2014.
There were plenty of rumblings in the NFL on Tuesday. Aaron Rodgers is staying at Lambeau and Russell Wilson is headed to Denver which will have a trickle down effect for the rest of the league. Seattle is going to have to fill the void at the quarterback position Wilson had held for the last decade.
It won’t be easy to replace a Super Bowl Champion and a nine time Pro Bowler, but there are a few options around the league that the Seahawks may be considering.
It looks like Jordan Love’s patience is going to have to last a very long time after hearing the news today. If not his days in Green Bay could be numbered. He was meant to be the face of the future in the Frozen Tundra, but plans have changed at Lambeau and Aaron Rodgers is staying put. It’s obvious that Love doesn’t have near the resumé that other quarterbacks who could take over under center in Seattle do, but Green Bay saw something in him that was worth risking Aaron Rodgers’ future in Wisconsin for. Maybe Seattle will see the same in the Packers’ back up that has passed for 411 yards and two touchdowns in his brief career.
Lock is heading to Seattle as part of the deal that landed Russell Wilson in the Mile High City. Just because he was traded to the Seahawks doesn't mean he will be a shoe in to start under center on Week 1. Lock and Teddy Bridgewater were tangled in quarterback competition during the preseason and even during the start of the season. Bridgewater ended up earning the trust of the organization it left Lock as the odd man out with Wilson in the picture. Lock has 4,740 yards, 25 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in his three year career out of Missouri.
Even during the Dolphins seven game winning streak there were doubts about if the Dolphins wanted Tua Tagovailoa back. Miami passed on the chance to sign Deshaun Watson this offseason, which doesn’t necessarily mean they are committed to Tua for the long term. It just means they don’t want to tie themselves to someone with the hovering legal problems that may accompany the former Clemson quarterback. Tagovailoa passed for 2,653 yards, 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in the Dolphins 9-8 season.
The Seahawks received the 9th the pick in the NFL Draft in the trade with the Broncos. If they chose not to make a trade or look for a free agent quarterback then they will have to look to the draft to fill the void. Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett, Liberty’s Malik Willis and Mississippi’s Matt Corral are the projected top quarterbacks in the upcoming draft. Look for one of them to go at #9 if Seattle doesn’t make a move before the draft.