The Seattle Seahawks entered last season with plenty of questions about their QB room, with Geno Smith and Drew Lock battling for the starting spot.
That’s no longer the case; they’ve already signed Smith for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean they’re not doing their due diligence on several QB prospects.
The team has been in attendance at multiple Pro Days to watch Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, and Will Levis, so it wasn’t shocking to see them in attendance for Anthony Richardson’s showcase in Gainesville on Thursday afternoon.
Multiple mock drafts have the Seahawks taking Richardson with the fifth overall pick, and his performance at both the NFL Scouting Combine and the Pro Day was quite impressive.
Richardson showcased his strength and athleticism all afternoon long, with Seahawks GM John Schneider and HC Pete Carroll both right there to watch.
Moreover, Corbin K. Smith of All Seahawks reported that Schneider actually met with Richardson’s agent and has shown legitimate interest in the Gators star, fueling plenty of reactions on social media.
According to two sources, John Schneider spent extensive time with Anthony Richardson's agent yesterday at Florida pro day. The #Seahawks continue to show legitimate interest in quarterback prospect.
— Corbin K. Smith (@CorbinSmithNFL) March 31, 2023
Anthony Richardson you are a seahawk! pic.twitter.com/iSRgAsa06n
— Big Bro (@MVPSZN2021) March 31, 2023
If Zona trades out, we possibly have Anderson sitting there, if Zona doesn’t trade out we possibly have Richardson sitting there. It’s a win win.
— Arizona needs to trade out of #3 (@iBlinkedBP) March 31, 2023
The question is did Schneider get the right answers. It's great that they have these high draft picks. It's too bad the draft doesn't have higher quality QBs (Levis and Richardson since Stroud and Young will already be gone) to spend those picks on.
— Robert Green (@dwindy1) March 31, 2023
If Richardson is our guy, go and get him, period.
“the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice”
— DukeWorldWide (@WideDuke) March 31, 2023
I would be all for this. AR is a special prospect. One we haven't had at QB in a very long time
— mitch (@mitch32579) March 31, 2023
Of course, Richardson doesn’t come without questions.
He completed just 53.4% of his passes and led his team to a mediocre 6-6 record.
And while one could argue that the Gators weren’t exactly oozing with talent, there are some serious concerns about his decision-making and turnover-proneness.
But Richardson sure looks like a generational player in terms of his speed, strength, and athleticism, and the Seahawks can actually afford to have him on the sidelines for a couple of years until he’s finally ready to take the reins of the offense.NEXT: NFL Fans React To Today's Bobby Wagner News