With the news of Peyton Manning’s new home coming in the next 3-4 days and eliminating the Seahawks in his interview tour and the expected over-paying by Miami to get Matt Flynn, the Seahawks will more then likely be looking at Tarvaris Jackson as our starting QB for 2012. Many will think that we can address it this year in the draft but the only QB that has been talked about in our area of the 1st round is Ryan Tannehill.
A lot of people like Tannehill and it wouldn’t surprise if Mike Holmgren’s Browns take him at #4 or trade back a few spots to take him in front of us. (By the way, why is everyone so high on Tannehill? Two years ago he was a Wide Receiver. What great Quarterback have you known was ever anything but a QB? )Kind of makes me skeptical of him. So what’s that leave for the Seahawk’s as far as QB’s? Well they could try and draft one in the 2nd round but those QB’s are 2nd rounders for a reason which means they probably have major flaws. Here’s the next bunch of this years 2012 QB Class:
Brock Osweiler: Super Tall at 6-7 has Dan McGwire written all over him.
Brandon Weeden: Can make all the throws, strong arm, fairly mobile, problem is he is 29 years old? Has 1st round talent if he wasnt 7 years older then the other QB’s
Kirk Cousins: Good arm, good decision maker. Above Average. Sounds like a Hasselback to me?
Nick Foles: Cannon for an arm. But absolutely no mobility. Think Kurt Warner or Elvis Grbac ( without the pinpoint accuracy though)
An idea for the Seahawks? If you make the all-out decision that you must get a QB this year in this year’s draft then you could trade back. Teams like Cleveland and New England have extra 1st round picks and could be in the market for players in our range. So if we trade back to the 22-28 range of the 1st round that is when you pick up, in my mind, Brandon Weeden. Why Brandon Weeden? Because he’s more mature then the other QB’s available and you wouldn’t have that 2-3 years of waiting for a young QB’s maturation. Does he have the chance to be elite? Probably not, but most QB’s in the 2nd to even the late rounds turn out to be elite. If you look at all of the starting QB’s in the NFL, around 20 of the 32 were drafted in the 1st round. It’s rare that you find the Tom Brady’s and Tony Romo’s that turn out like they did.
So what if the Seahawk’s decide that NEXT year is the year that they go all in on a Rookie QB? Whats out there? From my readings, there are 4 QB’s that are projecting to go in the top 20 next year. Here they are:
So what are the Seahawks to do? Seahawks don’t want to hear the “wait till next year” phrase when we’re talking about the future of the QB situation. As Seattle residents we hear enough of that from the Mariners. But in Jon Schneider I Trust!