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Three Replacements For Russell Wilson as Seahawks QB

Ryan Phillips
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The Seattle Seahawks traded Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos on Tuesday in a blockbuster deal that shook up the NFL. While Seattle got a massive haul in return for Wilson, the franchise now has a huge hole under center. Here's a look at three potential replacements for the Seahawks.

Drew Lock

Lock is reportedly heading to Seattle as part of the trade and a change of scenery could do the former second-round pick some good. The 25-year-old has struggled in three NFL seasons with the Broncos. He has a career 59.5 completion percentage and has thrown for 4,740 yards with 25 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. In six games during the 2021 campaign, he completed 60.4 percent of his passes for 787 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Lock has a ton of arm talent but the finer points of quarterbacking seem to escape the Missouri product. The Seahawks would have a lot of work to do here, but it's possible they could harness his talent and have a new franchise quarterback.

Carson Wentz

The Indianapolis Colts are apparently done with the Carson Wentz Experience after one season, which means he should be available cheap. Wentz had a decent season with the Colts, completing 62.4 percent of his passes for 3,563 yards, with 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions. His passer rating was a solid 94.6 and his QBR of 54.7 ranked ninth in the NFL. He was more than serviceable despite some notable screwups.

Issues about Wentz's abilities as a leader have been brought up, but he's only 29, is incredibly talented and has taken a team to the playoffs before. Wentz has three years left on his deal but could be cut after the 2023 season without a cap hit. Seattle could bring him in for a "prove-it" season and dump him if it doesn't work.

Mitchell Trubisky

Yes, that Mitchell Trubisky. Apparently the for No. 3 overall pick has some fans around the NFL and is likely to land a decent deal this offseason. The North Carolina product wasn't good in four years with the Chicago Bears, but after one year as Josh Allen's backup in Buffalo he's got some shine on him again.

In 57 career games, Trubisky has completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 10,652 yards, with 64 touchdowns against 38 interceptions. His career passer rating stands at a fairly average 87.0. But let's remember, most of that came under the tutelage of Matt Nagy, who is awful. Seattle could take a gamble on a short deal with Trubisky and see if he could make a Ryan Tannehill-type career turnaround.

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