Seahawks: 3 solutions to Seattle’s quarterback problem

Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /
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Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks
Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

1. Embrace Pete Carroll Martyball philosophies and take a guy top 10 in 2023

If I were a Seahawks fan, this is what I would be about this fall. Accept the fact this team is playing for draft positioning in 2023 and nothing more. In the meantime, let Carroll have one last fun season at the helm before “mutually agreeing” to go their separate ways. Just let the defensive-minded head coach go full-blown Martyball (run, run, pass, punt) with Kenneth Walker III, please.

Seattle is probably never going to score more than 20 points in a game this way, but Carroll will absolutely love it. Try to stay below seven wins so you can guarantee a bottom-four finish in the crap-tastic NFC and almost certainly be picking in the top 10 next spring. There will be around four quarterbacks going that high: C.J. Stroud, Bryce Young, Tyler Van Dyke and potentially, Will Levis.

Build on the great draft y’all just had with Charles Cross and Walker as the obvious headliners. Let Schneider pick his guy. If he has to move up the board a bit to get his dude, just let him do it. But it goes without saying, Seattle could have new ownership by then and almost certainly a new head coach. Make yourself a desirable landing spot for the best offensive coordinator in the game today.

With the right head coach, Stroud, Young, Van Dyke and Levis could all become stars for this team.

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