Potential Baker Mayfield team No. 2: Seattle Seahawks
Another team that Baker Mayfield has been linked to is the Seattle Seahawks, and Mayfield himself even said that’s a team he could see himself playing for.
It makes sense considering Seattle just traded Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos, and it’s not as if they have the most impressive quarterback room. The Seahawks are entering camp with a battle between Geno Smith and Drew Lock.
Head coach Pete Carroll has been singing the praises of his guys but says Smith is ahead in the competition right now — although he gives Lock a fighting chance at catching up.
"“They’ve been really impressive, and it’s not been any one sequence here, or one day here, they have just been solid throughout. We’ve shared a ton of reps, Geno has gone with the first group throughout, but they’ve had very close to equal reps in situational opportunities throughout. They really have been very impressive, so I can’t tell you anything other than that, they’ve done a terrific job so far and they look in control. Geno’s still ahead, you can tell that, but it’s not going to be too much for Drew to be caught up.”"
With no disrespect meant, Smith winning the battle right now isn’t ideal. He’s been a bit of a journeyman and hasn’t been a regular starter since 2014 for the New York Jets. And in those two seasons, Smith completed just 57.9 percent of his passes with a 28-to-36 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
That’s why it still makes sense for them to throw Mayfield into the mix as well. He’s already done more in his career than either player and could help keep the Seahawks relevant.