Seahawks Could Pursue $137 Million QB if They ‘Throw in Towel’

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The Seahawks could pursue San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo.

The Seattle Seahawks could make a move for a veteran quarterback if they “throw in the towel.”

According to Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus, the Seahawks could look to acquire San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo if they’re not satisfied with their current quarterback situation. As noted by Kyed, the only three starting spots for the veteran quarterback are the Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns.

“If Watson’s contract tolls in 2022, then it becomes easier to acquire Garoppolo, who would give the Browns a better chance of winning in 2022 than current backup Jacoby Brissett,” says Kyed. “Even if Watson’s suspension is increased but doesn’t hit the 17-game mark, adding Garoppolo still could make sense to keep Cleveland afloat. The Browns have a talented roster that could compete for a title.

Barring injury, there isn’t another obvious starting spot for Garoppolo unless the Pittsburgh Steelers or Seattle Seahawks wanted to throw in the towel on their starting QB competitions.”

Smith and Lock Currently Battling for Seahawks QB Job

The Seahawks’ current quarterback competition sees returnee Geno Smith competing with Drew Lock for the starting job. The 31-year-old Smith is considered the starter entering the first preseason game, but Lock will have the opportunity to win the job before the end of the preseason.