Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll stated Thursday that he doesn’t “in any respect” envision the staff buying and selling for a quarterback.
Carroll’s feedback got here throughout an interview with Sports activities Radio 950 KJR-AM in Seattle. He was not requested particularly about Baker Mayfield — organizations aren’t allowed to publicly touch upon potential curiosity in gamers on different groups — however as an alternative whether or not the Seahawks are concerned about including a veteran quarterback with beginning expertise.
“We’re at all times competing,” Carroll stated, giving certainly one of his inventory responses to such questions. “I’m not saying something you didn’t assume I used to be going to say, however happily that’s at all times been the best way we’ve operated, and it matches once more. So we’re wanting. I don’t see us making a commerce for anyone in any respect. I don’t see that taking place. However we’re actually going to proceed to be open to possibilities to assist our membership, and in the meantime we’re simply going to be battling and competing our tails off. There’s at all times potentialities, so we preserve open to that.”
Mayfield’s anticipated departure from the Cleveland Browns and the Seahawks’ present choices at quarterback following the Russell Wilson commerce — which embrace Geno Smith and Drew Lock — have led to hypothesis that Mayfield may land in Seattle. Throughout an look on the “Ya By no means Know” podcast final month, Mayfield guessed that Seattle would “in all probability” be his probably touchdown spot.
Mayfield is about to make a assured $19 million this season — one issue that’s believed to be holding up his commerce market — however he could possibly be signed for any quantity within the occasion that the Browns weren’t capable of finding a commerce associate and have been pressured to launch him.
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The Seahawks didn’t draft a quarterback with any of their 9 picks, leaving Smith and Lock as the 2 who’re battling to switch Wilson. Seattle additionally has a pair of developmental prospects in Jacob Eason and undrafted free agent Levi Lewis from Louisiana Lafayette.
After his remark about not buying and selling for a veteran quarterback, Carroll was requested about the potential for including one who may develop into a free agent.
“There’s no likelihood I’m going to inform you something greater than what I simply advised you, however I really like you for attempting,” Carroll stated, laughing. “Truthfully we’re going to maintain wanting and seeing what’s accessible, however solely to assist our membership and attempt to make us higher. If the case presents itself, we’re going to be prepared for it.”