Before the trade happened, the front office repeatedly declared that Wilson wasn’t going anywhere.
But it happened, much to the delight of Broncos fans.
On the flip side, the Seahawks got five picks and three players from the swap.
They got Denver’s first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft which they used for offensive tackle Charles Cross.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks also received quarterback Drew Lock in the process.
For a while, the team’s depth chart at quarterback read only Lock and Jacob Eason.
Re-signing Geno Smith to a one-year deal gives them three quarterbacks.
However, it’s not an exciting bunch regarding their prospects, especially in a highly-competitive NFC West.
Yet even if their rotation under center needs improvement, head coach Pete Carroll said that they are largely sticking to who they have.
Pete Carroll on the possibility of the Seahawks trading for a veteran quarterback:
"I don't see us making a trade for anybody at all. I don't see that happening. But we're certainly going to continue to be open to chances to help our club…"
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) May 6, 2022
Carroll said in a recent interview, “I don’t see us making a trade for anybody at all. I don’t see that happening. But we’re certainly going to continue to be open to chances to help our club.”
Either he is telling the truth or calling a bluff.
After all, the opposite of what he said about Wilson happened.
Quarterback Market Is Dry
But Carroll might ride with Lock, Smith, and Eason because there are not many attractive options left in the market.
However, he doesn’t have any takers, especially after going through surgery.
His performance during last year’s playoffs isn’t necessarily impressive either.
Meanwhile, Baker Mayfield is also available, but what’s the merit in trading for a quarterback who wouldn’t be their long-term starter?
The inactivity regarding Mayfield speaks volumes about the interest for him.
Therefore, the Seahawks might have a hard time getting good value if they trade him again.