Seattle Seahawks Shouldn't Draft a Quarterback

Ryan FliederContributor IJanuary 31, 2010

SEATTLE - JANUARY 8:   Lineman Jerry Wunsch #70 of the Seattle Seahawks helps a grieving quarterback Matt Hasselbeck #8 to his feet after Hasselbeck threw an incomplete pass into the endzone on their final offensive play as the Seahawks were defeated by the St. Louis Rams in the NFC wild-card game at Qwest Field on January 8, 2005 in Seattle, Washington. The Rams eliminated the Seahawks 27-20.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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But Ryan, you *just* wrote an article where you said Seattle needed to look to another quarterback for the future!

I know, and it's not a coincidence I'm writing this now. I'm looking ahead to the 2010 NFL Draft and at the different quarterback prospects, and I see a barren wasteland of overrated future failure in the NFL.

Sam Bradford is talented, but an injury risk for sure. So should we replace an injury-prone old quarterback with an injury-prone young quarterback? No.

Colt McCoy used to impress me, until I started to watch the games he played and saw that his stats were wholly dependent on playing bad defenses and having Jordan Shipley produce receiving stats like a mad man. Humorously enough, I now believe McCoy will be a bust but Shipley will end up vastly outperforming his draft pick number.

Jimmy Clausen is the result of everybody wanting to love a Notre Dame quarterback. How well did that work out for Brady Quinn? Or any other Notre Dame quarterback since Joe Montana, for that matter? Check out their schedule, and realize that it's not that hard to have his passing stats if you play a pretty weak schedule (they played both Washington and Washington State, for God's sake!), playing the majority of their games at home (1-3 on the road, 5-3 at home), and having an amazing receiver to throw to: Golden Tate.

Go down the list and Jevan Snead, Zac Robinson, Jarret Brown, and all the quarterbacks it seems have been very unimpressive...and don't even get me started on Tim Tebow.

However, we still need a quarterback. So, what's the solution? TRADE!

Matt Moore finished Carolina's season going 4-1, completing over 60 percent of his passes, with eight touchdowns and only one interception. And you can dismiss his week 17 game against the Saints, but with him under center the Panthers beat the streaking Buccaneers, a Vikings team playing for home field advantage, and absolutely destroying the Giants on the road.

Derek Anderson is playing for what is likely the worst team in the NFL, with an absolutely atrocious offensive line and a desolate dearth of receivers. Let's not forget that only a few years ago, he nearly led this team to the playoffs!

Add to that my suspicion that Braylon Edwards may have been dropping passes to force a trade (either that or someone in New York gave him magical no-dropsies gloves) and it's easy to see that Derek's underperformance was the result of being in a terrible system.

Rex Grossman is even an option I'd consider. He, with the Bears, took his team to the Super Bowl. Now before you doubt Rex, let's take a look at Jay Cutler. With Denver, he's an absolute all-star...or to put it more accurately, when he has talented wide receivers, he's an all-star.

When he goes to Chicago and he's throwing to rookies and receivers who should be third-stringers at best, he's awful! Rex was in this same system, and took the Bears to Super Bowl XLI! It's easy to see that he definitely has the talent but, like Derek Anderson or Jay Cutler, is the victim of a poor system.

All three of these quarterbacks will be second-string next year, if that. Please, if you're trying to fix the quarterback situation this year, do it in trade, not with the draft!