Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll stated Thursday that he does not “at all” picture the group trading for a quarterback.
Carroll’s remarks came throughout an interview with Sports Radio 93.3 KJR-FM in Seattle. He was not asked particularly about Baker Mayfield — companies aren’t permitted to openly discuss prospective interest in gamers on other groups — however rather whether the Seahawks have an interest in including a veteran quarterback with beginning experience.
“We’re always competing,” Carroll stated, providing among his stock reactions to such concerns. “I’m not saying anything you didn’t think I was going to say, but fortunately that’s always been the way we’ve operated, and it fits again. So we’re looking. I don’t see us making a trade for anybody at all. I don’t see that happening. But we’re certainly going to continue to be open to chances to help our club, and meanwhile we’re just going to be battling and competing our tails off. There’s always possibilities, so we keep open to that.”
Mayfield’s anticipated departure from the Cleveland Browns and the Seahawks’ present choices at quarterback following the Russell Wilson trade — that include Geno Smith and Drew Lock — have actually resulted in speculation that Mayfield might land in Seattle. During a look on the “Ya Never Know” podcast last month, Mayfield thought that Seattle would “probably” be his probably landing area.
Mayfield is set to make an ensured $19 million this season — one element that is thought to be holding up his trade market — however he might be signed for any quantity in case the Browns weren’t able to discover a trade partner and were required to launch him.
The Seahawks did not prepare a quarterback with any of their 9 choices, leaving Smith and Lock as the 2 who are fighting to change Wilson. Seattle likewise has a set of developmental potential customers in Jacob Eason and undrafted totally free representative Levi Lewis from Louisiana Lafayette.
After his remark about not trading for a veteran quarterback, Carroll was inquired about the possibility of including one who might end up being a totally free representative.
“There’s no chance I’m going to tell you anything more than what I just told you, but I love you for trying,” Carroll stated, chuckling. “Honestly, we’re going to keep looking and seeing what’s available, but only to help our club and try to make us better. If the case presents itself, we’re going to be ready for it.”