Coach Pete Carroll stated Thursday that he does not see the team trading for a new quarterback.
Carroll spoke during an interview on Sports Radio 950 KJR AM in Seattle. Carroll was not specifically asked about.Public comments by organizations on possible interest in other players are not permitted. Instead, the Seahawks should consider whether they are interested in adding a veteran quarterback who has started experience.
Carroll replied, “We are always competing,” in one of his standard responses to such questions. “I am not going to say anything I didn't intend, but that's the way we have always operated and it works again. So we're looking. I don’t see us ever making any kind of trade for anyone. This is not something I see happening. However, we will be continuing to be open for opportunities to help our club. Meanwhile, we'll continue to fight and compete our tails off. We are open to all possibilities so we remain open to them.
Mayfield's expected departureThe Seahawks' current options for quarterback following the Trade — which includes And — has led to speculation that Mayfield might land in Seattle. Last month, Mayfield appeared on the podcast “Ya Never Know”. Seattle would “probably”, be his most likely landing point.
Mayfield will make $19 million as a guaranteed salary this season. However, he could also be signed for any amount if the Browns are unable to find a partner to trade him and have to release him.
Smith and Lock, who are currently battling for Wilson's replacement, were not drafted by the Seahawks with any of their nine picks. Seattle also has two developmental prospects.Undrafted agent Louisiana Lafayette
Carroll was asked about the possibility to add a veteran quarterback following his comments about not trading.
Carroll laughed, saying, “There's no way that I'm going tell you anything other than what I just said to you.” “Really we're going continue looking and seeing what is available, but only for our club and to try to improve. We'll be prepared for whatever case comes up.