The Seattle Seahawks are one of the few teams in the NFL who don’t have a clear choice for their starting quarterback at the moment.
The team also has the option of trading for Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, something that has been rumored to be a possibility since Mayfield requested a trade back in March. One thing that may be stopping that from happening is Mayfield’s contract, which the Seahawks have already expressed concern about taking on.
Former Seahawks linebacker K.J Wright spent ten years with the organization and apparently has a clear preference as to who he would like his former team to choose as their starting quarterback.
“I’ll tell you not Baker Mayfield,” Wright said on I am Athlete Tonight on SiriusXM. “Not Drew Lock. We ain’t gonna play those games. I’m team Geno all day.”
“Geno was good,” Wright said. “He was scout team quarterback. The dude has a cannon for an arm. He’s intellectual, you know, having those two-minute drills during practice throughout the week, the man can play. Just trust him, just trust Geno.”
Smith started three games when starting quarterback Russell Wilson went down with an injury last year and was solid with five touchdowns and only one interception. It seems like Smith also has the favor of the Seahawks coaching staff, with head coach Pete Carroll calling him the favorite to be their starter at this point.
On paper, it appears that Mayfield would be a better option as the Seahawks starting quarterback instead of Smith, but Geno does know the offense already, which is something that Mayfield would need to pick up quickly.
There is still plenty of time before the first game of the 2022-23 NFL season, but if it were to start today, it appears that Geno Smith would be the starter in Seattle.