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Pete Carroll Gets Honest About Seahawks First-Round Draft Pick

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In a long-awaited decision, the Seattle Seahawks signed Geno Smith to a three-year contract extension.

Smith outperformed the expectations that were placed on him during the 2022 season and was rewarded handsomely with this contract.

When this deal was announced, many NFL fans must have figured that the Seahawks’ quarterback decision was taken care of.

However, recent comments by Pete Carroll suggest otherwise, according to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network.

Pete Carroll said the #Seahawks are “totally connected” to the QBs in this year’s draft, especially since they’re in the rare spot of drafting No. 5 overall. Smith’s contract rewards him for his comeback season but doesn’t close the door on Seattle taking a QB high at all.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 7, 2023

Carroll has recently commented that the Seahawks are “totally connected” with several of the quarterbacks in the upcoming draft.

After their trade of Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos, the Seahawks have the fifth overall pick in April.

As Carroll alludes to, even though they signed Smith to a three-year deal, the Seahawks could still be in the market to draft a quarterback.

In past years, teams with a steady quarterback situation have drafted one, allowing the rookie to sit behind a veteran.

This has worked out for Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers, who both sat behind star quarterbacks.

While this approach hasn’t necessarily been fool-proof in years past, Carroll could look at these two situations favorably, and give it a try himself.

The Seahawks have continued to be a successful team under Carroll, despite organizational change and turnover.

Will they pursue the untapped upside of a young quarterback?

Several quarterbacks in this upcoming draft class are highly touted, especially after their combine performances.

The Seahawks found a diamond in the rough with Wilson, as he was drafted in the third round in 2012.

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