Seahawks G.M. John Schneider is sending out a warning for those of us who think the Seahawks will go with a quick fix at quarterback.
“I just know if you panic at the position, it can set the organization back. So we’re not going to do that,” Schneider told Seahawks.com last week. “That may disappoint fans, because they want to see an instant guy and have that instant success. But really, you’re better off continuing to build your team. Initially when I got here, I thought we were going to plug the quarterback in and we were going built around him.”
That hasn’t happened. The team has Tarvaris Jackson returning as their starter next year. Charlie Whitehurst is a free agent and we suspect the team will want to replace him.
Seattle isn’t choosing high enough to get Robert Griffin III and they may be too high for Ryan Tannehill. The Seahawks have ties to Matt Flynn and the organizational flexibility to add Manning, even if Manning isn’t healthy enough to sign until later in the offseason.
We’d argue that signing Manning isn’t a panic move. It’s a big risk that is worth the potential reward for some organizations that need a franchise quarterback — like the Seahawks.