Pete Carroll Shares Notes From QB-Less Seattle Seahawks’ Draft Day 2 as Fans Remain Disappointed With Their Strategy

Published 04/30/2022, 3:57 PM EDT

The Seattle Seahawks parted ways with their long-time quarterback Russell Wilson in the offseason; He was traded to the Denver Broncos. However, the task of replacing him was always going to be tough for the franchise and head coach, Pete Carroll.

Although the Seahawks received quarterback Drew Lock as a part of the trade from the Broncos, the opportunity to find a new and better quarterback was always open.

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It was predicted that they would try to add a QB via the Draft. Surprisingly, they didn’t opt for it. As a result, after the three rounds of the Draft, the Seattle Seahawks drafted four players, but none of them was a quarterback.

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However, the Seahawks have strengthened other areas of their team. Their head coach Pete Carroll also gave an interesting update on their surprising strategy during the Draft.

Pete Carroll gives an insight into Seattle’s plans at the quarterback position

Pete Carroll, the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, spoke to the press following the end of Day 2 of the NFL Draft. He was asked about his team’s requirements at the quarterback position following the departure of Russell Wilson. In the Draft, the Seahawks passed on Matt Corral, Malik Willis, and Desmond Ridder. As a result, questions were raised about the franchise’s strategy.

Pete said, “Things have to time up right, and they just didn’t time up.” He later talked about the current quarterbacks at the Seahawks, and said, “The competition is underway,” Carroll said. “Geno has come in and is obviously ahead going in because he’s had all the background with us.”

He further said, “Jake had a year with us so he’s doing his part. Meanwhile, we’re watching how Drew comes along, and he’s going. He’s busting his tail to catch up and be right with it.”

The Seahawks might still look for better options at the quarterback position. Notably, the likes of Baker Mayfield and Jimmy Garoppolo are still available.

Seattle Seahawks’ fans left disappointed with their team in the NFL Draft 2022

Even though Pete Carroll has given the right answer to why the Seahawks didn’t decide to draft a new QB, their fans were visibly left frustrated. Malik Willis was available till the late part of the 3rd round, and they could have drafted him.

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Their decision not to draft a new QB in this draft could be a blessing in disguise for the franchise, as the likes of Baker Mayfield and Jimmy Garoppolo are certainly better than the quarterbacks available in this year’s Draft.

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Abhimanyu Chaudhary

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Abhimanyu Chaudhary is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Sharda University. Abhimanyu has been a life-long fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Liverpool FC.

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