3/6/2023 Derek Carr picks a team and more signs that Geno will hit free agency: Seaside Joe 1463
The more I think about Geno and the millions of dollars, the more questions I have. If we look at career stats for Jimmy Garoppolo (67.6%), Mitch Trubiski (64.2%), Teddy Bridgewater (66.4%), Andy Dalton (62.5%) and Geno Smith (62.8%) they are all very similar, with Geno actually having a worse career TD/INT ratio than the others. Are any teams lining up to pay 30 to 40 million per season for any of these guys? Garoppolo went to a Super Bowl, Dalton had good years in Cincinnati, Bridgewater had good years for Carolina and Denver, Trubiski was passable in Chicago, and Smith had one good year with Seattle. If Geno gets his 32 million+ per season I'm very happy for him. I just hope it's not in Seattle.
I am thinking out loud. You make me think.
Never take orders from General Consensus.
If Drew signs a three year 45 million dollar deal 15 million per year then I will believe that the Seahawks believe in Drew. The problem with the tryout deal that Geno signed last year was the Seahawks didn’t presume success. If Drew is the Seahawks quarterback then tie him up for a few years. If the Seahawks are not sure then they are in a unique position to draft one to compete for the job next year with the wins and we have the best QB in our division on the cheapest salary.
Over The Cap has what they think are the skinny on Carr's contract. $60 million guaranteed and just $17.1 million dead cap hit if released after 2 years.
I think this helps the Seahawks if they do want to sign Geno.
You nailed it in that article regarding the need for a middle tier QB salary model: under the current system, it just isn't worth it to pay him what he's "worth." (and yes, I intend the dissonance in the phrasing)
What is the evidence that the Seahawks are rolling with Lock? Pete said he would like get Lock resigned? Pete doesn’t talk badly about any player, so I don’t take that as ringing endorsement. The Geno was good so Lock will be good thinking just doesn’t make sense to me.
Pete and John have also said that they realize they are in a unique position. Why not trade up and get a QB. There will be better QB next year, that is what I heard last year. Even if there is will the Seahawks to be in position to draft one. Not trading up means that the plan is to hope the best QB falls to the Seahawks. The problem with Seattle fans is we have been spoiled into thinking that finding a QB is easy. If Geno is walking get the QB now.
You do have sources! It's called math and logic! You could always quote them as "anonymous" lol
I am thinking keeping Lock will be easier if Geno is gone. He would have an open door to the starting job
I can't wait until we have new Seahawks to talk about!
Thanks for the info. Let the fun begin!
I don't understand Corbin Smith. He clearly doesn't have the maths. Or doesn't want to do them. But they are generally available, and they make the tag very, very unlikely, even putting aside Schneider and Carroll's hints....to write a column on this subject without even bringing them up strikes me as lazy, and unhelpful to his readers.
I would very much like to see what Drew Lock can do with a year in the system under his belt. If I were running the Hawks I'd try very hard to get Lock to sign a 2 or 3 year contract, draft a QB this year and hopefully have Lock ball out this season.
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I'm glad it appears Seattle is not racing to overpay Geno. We're not a QB away so I don't care if we draft one. Just hit as many picks as possible and be smart.
Geno isn't worth 30 million. He's not worth 15 million. Let him go. Grab some other also ran, and plug him in. Easy as that. Don't waste a pick on this poor crop of quarterbacks.