Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Thursday that he “absolutely” does not envision the team trading for a quarterback.
Carroll’s comments came during an interview with Sports Radio 950 KJR-AM in Seattle. He was not asked specifically about him Baker Mayfield Organizations are not allowed to comment publicly on potential interest in players on other teams – but instead, whether the Seahawks are interested in adding a veteran midfielder with starting experience.
“We are always competing,” Carroll said, providing one of his responses to such questions. “I’m not saying anything you didn’t think I’d say, but thankfully that’s the way we’ve always worked, and it’s appropriate again. So we’re looking. I don’t see we’re making a deal for anyone at all. I don’t expect that to happen. But we certainly do. We will continue to be open to opportunities to help our club, and at the same time we will fight and compete for our tails. There are always possibilities, so we are open to that.”
Mayfield’s expected departure from current options for the Cleveland Browns and Seahawks at Quarterback after Russell Wilson Trade – which includes Jeno Smith And Drew Lock – led to speculation that Mayfield might land in Seattle. While appearing on the “Ya Never Know” podcast last month, Mayfield guessed that Seattle would “most likely” be his potential landing spot.
Mayfield is set to make a guaranteed $19 million this season – one of the factors believed to be holding back his trading market – but could be signed for any amount should Brown be unable to find a trading partner and they are forced to release him.
The Seahawks didn’t draft the quarterback with any of their nine picks, leaving Smith and Luke to battle to replace Wilson. Seattle also has a pair of development prospects in Jacob Eason And an unformulated free agent Levi Lewis From Louisiana Lafayette.
Commenting on not trading with the veteran midfielder, Carroll was asked about the possibility of adding a player who could become a free agent.
“There’s no chance I’ll tell you anything more than I just told you, but I love you for trying,” Carroll said with a laugh. “Honestly, we will continue to look and see what is available, but only to help our club and try to improve us. If the same issue arises, we will be ready for it.”
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