July 15, 2024

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There was speculation the Seattle Seahawks would potentially pick a quarterback early in this year’s NFL Draft. But a recent move suggests otherwise.

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Last week, Seattle made a notable trade with the Washington Commanders, acquiring quarterback Sam Howell. Howell, a 2022 fourth-round draft pick, started all 17 games for Washington last season.

Seattle Seahawks general manager and president of football operations John Schneider said after the move was made that Geno Smith is still the starting quarterback and Howell will be his backup. But how does trading for Howell impact next month’s draft? That’s a question Bob Stelton had for Schneider during this week’s John Schneider Show on Seattle Sports.

“Does that change the urgency – if there was urgency – to get a quarterback in this draft? Because this is supposed to be a deep quarterback draft (this year) and next year, according to the analyst,s is not great,” Stelton said. “So I don’t know if you felt, ‘Hey, we’ve got to get a guy this year.’ Does that acquisition change your approach to the draft at all in terms of quarterbacks?”

Replied Schneider, “No, not necessarily.”

Things changed for the Seahawks on the quarterback front, Schneider said, after the NFL combine concluded and free agency kicked off.

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