Option 5: The 2022 NFL Draft class
Whatever the Seattle Seahawks do in the 2022 offseason, they should be looking into drafting a quarterback.
Right now, they obviously don’t have a first-round draft pick. That belongs to the New York Jets.
They do have picks at the top of rounds two and three, and if they trade Russell Wilson, they’ll obviously have plenty of draft capital to work with.
They could look to a variety of players in the 2022 NFL Draft class, including but not limited to:
- Matt Corral, Ole Miss
- Kenny Pickett, Pitt
- Malik Willis, Liberty
- Carson Strong, Nevada
- Sam Howell, North Carolina
- Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati
There are a few really strong options on this list even if you don’t like the long-term projections of these guys compared to a class like 2021 or 2020.
All of these players present intriguing upside and if the Seahawks are moving on from Russell Wilson, there is no shortage in this class of guys who can push the ball vertically to the Seahawks’ duo of vertical monsters — DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.
One way or another, Seattle is going to have options if they decide to replace Russell Wilson in 2022. Even if they don’t go for a high-profile option to replace him, there are players all over the league they could consider.