The Seattle Seahawks were one of the NFL’s best feel-good stories in 2022.
Expected by many to miss the playoffs, they started the season 6-3 and ended up finishing 9-8 while snagging a Wild Card playoff spot.
Even better, they will hold the No. 5 pick in this year’s draft by virtue of the Russell Wilson trade with the Denver Broncos last year.
One may think they don’t need help at quarterback, as Geno Smith is coming off a very strong campaign, but the Seahawks still did their due diligence by meeting with the four top QB prospects: Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, Will Levis, and Anthony Richardson.
#Seahawks media adds another selfie, this time Anthony Richardson.
Already met with Bryce Young, CJ Stroud and Will Levis. pic.twitter.com/xVmbyQXTyj
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 30, 2023
There is virtually no chance that Seattle will be able to draft Young or Stroud at No. 5, but Levis and/or Richardson could be available depending on what the Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts decide to do.
Richardson, in particular, reportedly dazzled teams during interviews at the NFL Combine, and as a result, the University of Florida signal-caller’s stock has been rising over the last few weeks.
There are those who wonder if the fine season Smith had in 2022 may have been a happy fluke and something he won’t be able to replicate next season.
Prior to 2022, he was considered nothing more than a decent backup QB, but he led the league with a 69.8 percent completion rate while throwing for 4,282 yards and 30 touchdowns.
Although Seattle’s offense was solid, it ranked 25th in points allowed, 26th in total yards allowed, and 30th in rushing yards allowed.
Instead of going for a QB, perhaps the team should target some help on defense in the draft.NEXT: NFL Fans React To Seahawks, Anthony Richardson Speculation