The Seattle Seahawks made a massive blockbuster trade in sending Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. Who will be the QB in Seattle moving forward?
The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos agreed to terms on “one of the largest trades in NFL history” on March 8, according to ESPN Senior NFL insider Adam Schefter.
The Broncos will acquire the nine-time Pro Bowl player and Super Bowl XLVIII Champion for a bevy of draft picks and players, according to multiple sources.
According to Schefter, Seattle will receive QB Drew Lock, TE Noah Fant, DL Shelby Harris, two first-round picks, two second-round picks, and a fifth-round pick.
The Seahawks parted with a fourth-round pick along with Wilson to get the trade done.
Who will lead the Seattle Seahawks in the post-Russell Wilson era?
A key component of the trade will see the Seahawks acquiring Drew Lock from Denver, who was the No. 42 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The former Missouri Tigers standout started 21 games and made 24 appearances in his three seasons with the Broncos.
His play was considered uneven at best and a big reason why Denver brought in Teddy Bridgewater to compete for the starting job in Denver. Lock has thrown 25 touchdowns, 20 interceptions and completed 59.3% of his passes in his young career.
So, it appears Lock will be the next starting quarterback in Seattle— at least as of this very rapidly developing situation.
The only way that changes is if the Seahawks sign a starting-caliber quarterback in free agency like Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, or Mitchell Trubisky. If they don’t sign a QB in free agency, expect Seattle to find their quarterback of the future in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Prior to the trade, Seattle did not own a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. It’s now reported that Seattle will be picking No. 9 overall, which was previously owned by the Denver Broncos.
As the draft order currently stands, most experts believe only one quarterback will be selected before the No. 9 pick. Most believe it will be Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett or Liberty’s Malik Willis.
Seattle will likely be looking at drafting one of the two just mentioned, Desmond Ridder or Matt Corral.
There’s always the potential Seattle could trade the newly-acquired No. 9 pick and move down to accumulate even more picks, giving them better odds at hitting on a long-term answer for a quarterback.
All eyes will be on Seattle and who they will select to be their quarterback of the future.