Joe Theismann: Seahawks should stand pat at QB

Jan 9, 2012, 12:43 PM | Updated: 1:45 pm

By Brady Henderson

A few months ago, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that the Seahawks would spend their first-round pick in April’s draft on a quarterback.

They passed on doing so the previous three drafts despite having four first-round picks and long-term uncertainty at the position. Surely, this would be the year they finally pulled the trigger on a quarterback, right?

Not necessarily. The Seahawks’ draft position — they’ll pick either 11th or 12th — and a suddenly weakened pool of available quarterbacks could force the Seahawks to address other needs with their first pick.

That’s a move that Joe Theismann endorses. Theismann, a Super Bowl-winning quarterback who is now an analyst for the NFL Network, told “Brock and Salk” on Monday that he thinks the Seahawks would be wise to hold off their search for a franchise quarterback for another year.

“I think you make a huge mistake when you go and roll the dice and go after an inexperienced rookie quarterback who’s going to have to grow. Don’t expect an Andy Dalton-type performance next year,” Theismann said, referring to the Bengals’ quarterback who had an impressive rookie season.

Tarvaris Jackson threw 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions with a 79.2 rating last season, his first with the Seahawks after signing a two-year deal. Theismann noted Jackson’s leadership while suggesting that his injured pectoral muscle negatively affected his play.

Acquiring a quarterback via free agency or a trade are also options for the Seahawks, but Theismann isn’t sold on those, either.

Theismann said the Cardinals “reached an awful lot” when they traded for quarterback Kevin Kolb and signed him to a lucrative deal last offseason. He said he thinks Green Bay’s Matt Flynn is a better quarterback than Kolb, but that the Seahawks should stick with Jackson for another year.

Brock and Salk explain why they disagree with Theismann in Monday’s Wrap Up video.

You can download Monday’s podcast here.

You might also like …
Hasselbeck the GM would draft a quarterback ‘every single year’

Brock and Salk podcast

Brock and Salk

Seattle Mariners J.P. Crawford Cal Raleigh...

Brent Stecker

4 Takes: Reaction to Mariners player comments after missing playoffs

The voices of Seattle Sports weigh in on comments made by Seattle Mariners players including J.P. Crawford and Cal Raleigh, as well as manager Scott Servais.

4 hours ago


Seattle Sports Video

Video: Why did the Seattle Mariners miss the MLB playoffs? Brock and Salk discuss

Why did the Seattle Mariners miss the MLB playoffs? What was the biggest reason there season is now over? Brock Huard and Mike Salk discussed those questions and just what it means for this team heading into the off-season? Where do they go from here? What’s left for this team to do to become a […]

5 hours ago


Seattle Sports Video

Video: Joe Buck previews the Seattle Seahawks NY Giants MNF game

What will Joe Buck be looking for when he watches the Monday Night Football match-up between the Seattle Seahawks and the New York Giants? What does he think will be a key battle in this primetime game? He joined Brock Huard and Mike Salk to talk about that and much more. Who does he think […]

6 hours ago

Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith...

Brent Stecker

Why ESPN’s Joe Buck likes Seahawks in MNF matchup vs Giants

Monday Night Football broadcaster Joe Buck thinks the Seattle Seahawks will continue "to build on what they did a week ago" on Monday night.

7 hours ago


Seattle Sports Video

Video: Impact of Jamal Adams return to Seahawks

What kind of impact will #Seahawks fans see from Jamal Adams returning on Monday Night? 📲 Catch the full convo @! #gohawks #MNF #jamaladams #seattlesports

3 days ago

Seattle Mariners...

Mike Salk

Ranked: 5 most surprising things from the Mariners’ season

Mike Salk shares his five biggest surprises from the Seattle Mariners' 2023 season, including the dramatic rise of J.P. Crawford.

3 days ago

Joe Theismann: Seahawks should stand pat at QB