The Seattle Seahawks might be considering top NFL draft prospects as a few words from the head coach Pete Carroll and their meetup with new prospects express their hesitation regarding current quarterback Geno Smith for a long-term commitment.
On March 6, the Seahawks signed a new three-year, $75 million contract worth up to $105 million to keep him away from free agency, making a wild run for the 32-year-old as he earned only $17.55 million through the first 10 seasons of his career.
The former NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year completed 69.8% of his passes for 4,282 yards, only 11 interceptions, and 30 touchdowns in 2022, and his incredible 69.8 completion percentage was the best in the league.
Are the Seattle Seahawks going to part ways with their QB Geno Smith?
NFL reporter Dov Kleiman brought up the topic of the Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and other team members meeting with top NFL draft prospects including C.J. Stroud, Bryce Young, Will Levis, and Anthony Richardson.
#Seahawks media adds another selfie, this time Anthony Richardson.
Already met with Bryce Young, CJ Stroud and Will Levis. pic.twitter.com/xVmbyQXTyj
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 30, 2023
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler shared a quote of the Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll looking at QBs in the upcoming draft, an indirect hint scouting quarterback prospects in the upcoming NFL draft for the backup of veteran QB Geno Smith.
“I told Geno what we were doing. We talked beforehand. He knows what’s going on. … He was great about it. He gets it. He’s been around the game. … What he will do is he’ll help him. He’s already stated that” Carroll stated.
The coach and the Seahawks’ general manager John Schneider seem to have already discussed with Smith their off-season planning, hence, he is aware that the team might not be continuing with him after his contract extension ends in 2025.
“I love to compete, so I’ll compete with anybody. I’m also gonna help him out as much as I can, same as we did with Drew (Lock). And our QB room is so tight-knit. We’re so connected that we act as one. And so whether it’s a young guy or someone else, I’m gonna help that player just like any other player on our team be the best that he can be”, he stated earlier.
The Seahawks are taking their quarterback situation seriously and are exploring all of their options as they make a push to build a team capable of winning Super Bowl championships in the coming years.
With Geno Smith’s uncertain future and the potential of drafting a top quarterback prospect, the Seahawks are sure to keep fans and analysts guessing until draft day. Fans will be eagerly awaiting the upcoming draft to see which direction the Seahawks decide to take.