Dave Canales, who's been on Pete Carroll's coaching staff since USC, is leaving the Seahakws to be for the Buccaneers. Dec 24, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; A general veiw of a Seattle Seahawks helmet prior to a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Last season, Geno Smith not only earned the starting quarterback job for the Seattle Seahawks, but he had a spectacular season, earning the NFL Comeback Player of the Year honor as well as his first-ever Pro Bowl nomination. And even though it sounds like he’ll be back with the team next year, it sounds like that won’t stop the Seahawks from making other plans for the position.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll revealed that the Seahawks would consider using a high pick in the upcoming NFL Draft on a quarterback and bringing Geno Smith back as the team’s starting quarterback.

“Pete Carroll said he absolutely could envision bringing Geno Smith back AND using a high pick on another QB. Said Seahawks are ‘deeply’ involved in the 2023 draft Qb prospects,” NFL reporter Eric Edholm said in a tweet on Tuesday.

It’s a pretty big move and a major announcement for the Seahawks at the game’s most important position, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it on Twitter as a result.

It will certainly be interesting to see how this plan shakes out in Seattle if the Seahawks do indeed use a high first-round pick on a quarterback.

[Eric Edholm]