5 teams that could jump the Colts and steal a quarterback in the 2023 NFL Draft
By Noah Compton
2. Colts must outbid the Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks are coming off a year where they genuinely could say they fleeced the Denver Broncos in the blockbuster trade the sent longtime Seahawk and Super Bowl Champion, Russell Wilson, to the Mile High City. Veteran QB Geno Smith stepped in as the team's starter and went absolutely ballistic, leading the league in completion percentage en route to a comeback player of the year nod, all while receiving MVP votes.
The Seattle Seahawks currently sit at pick No. 5 and have exclusively been mocked as a team to take the best defensive lineman available. They don't feel like a team who would go QB after re-signing their Pro Bowl signal caller to a massive 3-year extension. However, always remember, never say never.
As a roster, the Seahawks still lack top talent at key positions, so the re-signing of Smith may serve as a band-aid to alleviate pressure to rebuild. On the flip side, like Las Vegas, the continued emergence of Smith is by no means a certainty. Whereas in Vegas where their uncertainty relies on the questionable availabilty of their veteran QB, Seattle putting all of their eggs in Smith's basket may come back to bite them.
To be fair, in order to trade up to No. 3 from No. 5, they would likely have to mortgage their future draft capital away to do so since the Arizona Cardinals, an inter-divisional rival, currently sit at that spot. Regardless, look out for Seattle to potentially trade-up to usher in their next franchise QB under one of the most optimistic and driven veteran QBs this league has seen in quite some time.