Baker Mayfield: Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll ‘doesn’t see’ team trading for a quarterback

The Seahawks traded nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos; Baker Mayfield, who lost his starting quarterback job in Cleveland when the Browns acquired Deshawn Watson this offseason, has been linked with a trade to Seattle.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he had “no idea at all” that the team would be traded for a quarterback, apparently depriving the team of a move to the Cleveland Browns for Baker Mayfield.

This led Mayfield, who lost his starting quarterback job in Cleveland when the Browns acquired Deshawn Watson this offseason, to be linked to a move to Seattle, but when asked, Carroll barred the team from such a move.

“I don’t see us changing anyone at all,” he told Seattle Sports Radio 950 KJR-AM Thursday. “I don’t see this happening.

“But we will certainly still be open to chances to help our club, but for now we will just fight and compete with each other. There are always opportunities, so we remain open to it.”

Lock returned to an 8-13 starter record in Denver in 2019-21, while Smith went 1-2 with the Seahawks, replacing an injured Wilson last year. He previously had a 12-18 starter for the New York Jets.

When asked again about the situation with the Seahawks QB, Carroll said with a laugh, “I’m not going to tell you anything more than what I just said, but I love you for trying.

“Honestly, we will continue to look and see what is available, but only to help our club and try to make us better. If the opportunity presents itself, we will be ready for it.”

Wilson has been a starter for the Seahawks since he was drafted in 2012. He led the team to two Super Bowls, winning one in 2014 when they beat his new team, the Broncos, 43-8, ending his second year in the NFL.

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