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Pete Carroll watches former Seahawks quarterback

Pete Carroll watches former Seahawks quarterback

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The rumors are true. Seattle Do Consider the former starting quarterback to become the obvious heir to Russell Wilson. But not who you think. Sorry Baker.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll is looking forward to the Seahawks’ latest backup, Gino Smith, the current agent who started three games with Seattle last fall.

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Coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks looks during the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Lumen Field on September 19, 2021 in Seattle, Washington.
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“I’d like to drop Gino and bring it back[here],” Carroll told 710 AM KIRO in Seattle on Tuesday.

If Carroll’s hopes come true, that would close the door to rumored trade scenarios from Mayfield to Seattle. As Sam Amiko of OutKick hinted, Undo Baker It became a trend around the NFL.

Smith spent the last three seasons with the Hawks, playing in five games, and Carroll says that if he returns with Seattle, he’ll get his first crack at replacing Wilson β€” even before Drew Luke, which the team got from Denver in the Wilson trade.

Genu Smith #7 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on before the game against the Detroit Lions at Lumen Field on January 2, 2022 in Seattle, Washington.

Genu Smith #7 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on before the game against the Detroit Lions at Lumen Field on January 2, 2022 in Seattle, Washington.
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β€œHe showed us a lot of control over our attack when he played last year, and he has a great understanding of it. So he’s out in front of the other players involved in the competition in that regard,” Carroll said, via 710 AM Kiro.

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When Wilson was injured last season, Smith stepped in and did reasonably well, completing 68% of his passes for 702 yards with just five touchdowns and one interception.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) warms up before the NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, in Pittsburgh.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) warms up before the NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, in Pittsburgh.
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The numbers are good enough to catch Carol’s attention.