The day after the Arizona Cardinals were reported to be saying that Kyler Murray to Arizona is a “done deal,” a report by Peter King lists nine of the 10 teams who met with Murray at the combine. He says the Seattle Seahawks were among those teams.
In King’s “Football Morning in America” writeup following the combine, he mentions that Murray met with Arizona as well as the Raiders, Giants, Jaguars, Dolphins, Redskins, Lions, Chargers, and Seahawks. There was one other team, but King said he wasn’t sure of the 10th.
King says Seattle is “probably just fact-finding” and goes on to say “don’t read too much into that.”
But with Wilson going into the final year of his contract and former agent Joel Corry saying on KJR in Seattle that the Seahawks offer “needs to start at $35 million per year,” it won’t stop people from speculating that Seattle should have a contingency plan at quarterback if they struggle to come to a long-term deal with Wilson. Even if he doesn’t sign an extension in the next year, any future non-exclusive franchise tag or transition tag would give the Seahawks an option to match any other team’s offer.
Wow! @corryjoel just said for the Hawks to convince Wilson to sign long term, their offer needs to start at $35 million per year.— Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) March 5, 2019
It’s not the first time the Seahawks have shown interest in a quarterback expected to go in the first round of the NFL Draft. Last year, John Schneider’s visit to Josh Allen’s pro day in Wyoming reportedly led to Russell Wilson’s camp reaching out to the GM.
Whether or not they were “fact finding” or doing their due diligence in case Murray falls in the draft, it’s one more name to add to the list of players the Seahawks met with over this past weekend at the combine.
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