Pete Carroll doesn’t see Seahawks trading for veteran quarterback

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The Seahawks didn’t draft a quarterback, though they did sign Levi Lewis as an undrafted free agent.

That gives them Drew Lock, Geno Smith, Jacob Eason and Lewis on their roster at the position.

Without a clear-cut QB1, the Seahawks and Baker Mayfield always seemed a perfect match. Even the Browns quarterback figured he would end up in Seattle.

Post-draft, however, Mayfield remains on the Browns’ roster and the Seahawks appear uninterested.

Coach Pete Carroll said Thursday on Sports Radio KJR that the Seahawks could continue to look for options at the position. But. . .

“I don’t see us making a trade for anybody at all. I don’t see that happening,” Carroll told Ian Furness, via Brady Henderson of ESPN.

The Browns will have to eat much of Mayfield’s guaranteed $18.8 million salary for 2022 to facilitate a trade, something that prevented the trade of the quarterback to the Panthers during the draft. Now, every team, other than the Seahawks, appears to have a solid plan at the position.

57 responses to “Pete Carroll doesn’t see Seahawks trading for veteran quarterback

  1. Baker would win just enough games to screw up the Seahawks draft position. I think the hawks believe that Drew Lock is the best bet to take them to the promised land of a top 5 draft pick so they can then draft his replacement in a deeper QB draft.

  2. I never thought Baker was a perfect match for Seattle. He is a gunslinger. Carroll wants to protect the football, run the ball, and win with Defense and Special Teams. Mayfield doesn’t really mesh with that.

  3. Lock or Smith can manage Carrol’s offense. Lockett and Metcalf are good on the short and intermediate routes. Playoffs 2022? Probably not, but Seahawks will be a tough out, IMO

  4. Mayfield is far from the best qb in the league. And he is far from the worst, too. He is a solid, middle of the pack qb. He should have value to some team, but the league is acting like he is radioactive.

  5. Seems the Seahawks have developed a similar plan that Cleveland had. Lose for two years, then reap the benefits of two greats drafts!

  6. Maybe we can double our luck with both Carroll and Mayfield being out of the league after this season. Pete can retire and hire Baker as his car, rv, and boat insurance advisor.

  7. Mayfield wasn’t as bad as he looked playing injured last year, but he is not a solid plan for the Hawks either.

  8. Brant76 in dead on.
    The whole plan is to tank down to about 2-3 wins and get one of the top 3 QB’s coming out next year. There are 4 QB’s rated higher into this college year then any of the QB’s coming out this year.
    Tank, Tank, Tank. It’s been decades since the Seahawks had a top 3 pick. Then use those other high picks to fill in the OLine and D-Line.

  9. Gunslinger implies having a cannon of an arm from the pocket, and the height, footwork, to manage that pocket, which Mayfield is absolutely not.

  10. footballismyrelegion says:
    May 5, 2022 at 8:58 pm
    I never thought Baker was a perfect match for Seattle. He is a gunslinger. Carroll wants to protect the football, run the ball, and win with Defense and Special Teams. Mayfield doesn’t really mesh with that.

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    The same Pete Carroll who called a slant pass on 2nd and goal, ignoring Beast Mode, and blew the Super Bowl…
    That Pete Carroll?

  11. Not much difference between Drew Lock and Baker Mayfield. They are both reckless with the football.

  12. Why trade anything and spend $18m on his salary this year for a guy that would need to be signed for next year and beyond at what will no doubt be $30M+ contract? You just got out from under that kind of salary with Wilson and the new contract he will want. Why put yourself back into that situation? Even worse, if he didn’t sign a new extension with the Hawks, a 1 year “rental” for him would be terrible because you’d no doubt win a few more games with him and would then end up with a worse draft pick next year.

    Maybe…MAYBE…get him with a low pick and the Browns picking up half that $18M AND him agreeing to a new contract under $30M/year. Other than that, why expose your team to what you just got out from under?

  13. Seahawks do have a plan at QB. It’s just in 2023. Draft Stroud or Young

  14. Since blatant tanking is getting a bad rep, sabotage the qb position for higher draft picks…

  15. Baker’s gotta hit that USFL market. It’s booming for his level of play

  16. Seems pretty clear the Seahawks if going the full rebuild route. Their going to finish last in their division and get a high draft picks, they’ve got Denver’s D1 and D2, and the 2023 draft is stronger at QB than this year. Could be an ugly year, but with future upside. Unless of course they miss drafting a QB.

  17. Everyone’s oeverloking the posibility that Drew Lock just might be thier QB1, now that he’s in competent hands.

  18. SEA is going to be a special rare kind of bad this next season, they’re god awful and in that division they’re going to get absolutely ran thru .

  19. The Seahawks’ curious inaction on the QB front makes me wonder if they have something else up their sleeves: Their current group of quarterbacks under-perform in camp and preseason, fans are tense, scrutiny is high, Lock, Smith and Eason aren’t cutting it. Perfect time to sign a talented QB whose controversy and baggage may be overshadowed by the Seahawks’ desperate need at the position. Kaepernick, not Mayfield.

  20. TRANSLATION: Pete Carroll WILL BE trading for a veteran quarterback

  21. Keep total and complete attention to the left hand while the right hand is out of sight working on a deal.

  22. “Carroll wants to protect the football, run the ball, and win with Defense and Special Teams.

    Incorrect. As noted in a prior comment, Carroll wants to lose and get a top five pick in 2023 for a QB.

  23. I feel like I’ve seen a lot of Drew Lock and Geno Smith, but a change sometimes helps. Jacob Eason is still waiting for an opportunity. He has all the talent in the world, just doesn’t have enough game experience to know what you have. I’d definitely give him a shot before looking elsewhere.

  24. 2020vision says:
    May 6, 2022 at 1:38 am

    Seems pretty clear the Seahawks if going the full rebuild route. Their going to finish last in their division and get a high draft picks, they’ve got Denver’s D1 and D2, and the 2023 draft is stronger at QB than this year. Could be an ugly year, but with future upside. Unless of course they miss drafting a QB.
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    Rebuild what though? What’s to rebuild? All they need is a competent QB. I am confused why people keep acting like paying Baker Mayfield $18.8 million is a big deal. If he’s a starter, that’s a bargain price in today’s NFL. The current QBs on the roster aren’t good enough. Plus tanking really isn’t a thing. The media drives it. To tank gets everyone fired & the the tanking team’s free agents get less money on their next contract because they obviously didn’t play well the previous year.

  25. National Fanatic says:
    May 6, 2022 at 12:53 am
    Don’t sleep on Jacob Eason. The smoke screen is Lock, the play is Eason
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    Yes, the play is Eason if the tank is on.

  26. charliecharger says:
    May 6, 2022 at 8:19 am
    I feel like I’ve seen a lot of Drew Lock and Geno Smith, but a change sometimes helps. Jacob Eason is still waiting for an opportunity. He has all the talent in the world, just doesn’t have enough game experience to know what you have. I’d definitely give him a shot before looking elsewhere.
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    I suppose getting the majority of reps in three preseason games doesn’t let the coach know what he has. Right? Should I bring up his two possessions in the regular season against the Rams? It was laughable. 2 for 5 for 15 yards and an interception. Yep. No idea what they have.

  27. There is no way the Seahawks start a QB with a sub 80 career passer rating – which both Smith and Lock have. Jacob Eason has a 16.7 passer rating. They’d be best off running a single-wing offense this year. That crew makes Mayfield an upgrade.

  28. I’ve watched a lot of CJ Stroud tape. This guy is big time with a clean pocket and can improvise when he has to once he’s on the move. Tank for Stroud is a solid plan as far as I’m concerned.

  29. “Pete Carroll doesn’t see Seahawks trading for veteran quarterback”

    Pete Carroll also couldn’t see trading Russell Wilson…..right before he traded Russell Wilson.

  30. Too many commenters missing the point. Why pay Mayfield $18.8M for a one year rental? Winning a few more games this year will only result in a worse 2023 draft pick.

    Get Mayfield ONLY if it includes him signing a long term extension that is team friendly such that they can continue to build the team. Otherwise play the cards you have and if the QB is indeed the weakness in 2022 you should be set up for a pretty good draft in 2023. They’d also have plenty of draft capital to move up for a QB if they deem that necessary.

  31. Talk talk talk! The Seahawks need Baker Mayfield and he needs the Seahawks. Get it done!

  32. The foul, rotting smell of the bottom of a tank. Pete’s gift back to the Seahawks – taking the hit on two seasons of rebuilding on his win/loss record. Then being turned into Soylent Green.

  33. Baker Mayfield really needs to sue the Browns for defamation that has cost him a new job. He was drafted by an 1-31 team and he got them in the playoffs for the first time in a decade and almost had the Chiefs beaten. Then for thanks he is done dirty by the Browns with being replaced by a very bad person and the Browns front office doing sabotage to him instead of saying nothing and trying to get some value in a trade. Makes no sense.

  34. How does any GM not take a flier on Liberty’s Willis? Willis’s talent is unbelievable his ability to throw on the run is the best I’ve seen in the last two drafts. This QB is strong with great running ability there is no way this team goes into the regular season with Lock, Jacob Eason, and Smith. Milik Willis has the arm to beat safeties to the deepest parts of the field and makes impressive throws from inside and outside the pocket. On the flip side, Willis’ mechanical and operational inconsistencies lead to erratic timing and accuracy, but those are all fixable. Willis is the most physically gifted quarterback prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft, bar none.

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