Kevin Kolb? Kyle Orton? Seattle Seahawks Can’t Afford a New Quarterback

February 26, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Fans and media have been rumbling for three years about replacing Matt Hasselbeck.  
This year, the rumblers are calling for the Seahawks to draft hometown hero Jake Locker or trade for Carson Palmer, Kevin Kolb, Vince Young or Kyle Orton.
Bringing in a new quarterback would be a great idea if the Seahawks could find the right guy and could afford to do it. But the Hawks really need to focus on rebuilding their offensive line and improving their defense, and Hasselbeck, 35, has a good three years left in him anyway, so quarterback is just not very high on the needs list.
We’ve already talked about why drafting Locker – or any quarterback – in the first round is a major gamble. Even in the best draft years for QBs, there’s a 50 percent chance of ending up with a bust. This year, you’re looking at a 75 percent chance of picking a bust in the first round.
Among the veteran quarterbacks mentioned above, Kolb and Orton would be the best...

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