Should Seahawks target Will Anderson over QB: "The Terminator" would change everything
Seaside Bonus: How the top pass rushing prospect in years could make Seattle forget QB
What qualifies as “success” at the quarterback position in the modern NFL? Is it gaudy stats, deep passing, total yards as a dual threat, or simply getting the W? Let’s glance over some potential success stories on Sunday:
The Cowboys are 3-0 since Cooper Rush replaced Dak Prescott
The Giants are 3-1 despite little progress shown from Daniel Jones as a passer
The Jets beat the Steelers even though Zach Wilson’s season debut included a lot of incomplete passes and two interceptions
Nobody was predicting that Jalen Hurts would be the only 4-0 quarterback
Fourth round rookie Bailey Zappe, a starter at Houston Baptist and Western Kentucky in college, performed more than adequately against the Packers after Brian Hoyer left with injury
The Falcons beat the Browns and now both Jacoby Brissett and Marcus Mariota have won half of their 2022 starts
Me, I still think that the value of quarterback can’t be overstated. It’s a lot easier to spin a “quarterback’s don’t matter” narrative in early October than it is in early February. Football is also just a more entertaining sport when your team’s quarterback is great. However, survival, offensive efficiency, and even winning is possible in the face of talent lacking at the quarterback position.
Nowhere has that been more obvious than with the 2022 Seattle Seahawks.