Optimism for DK Metcalf, Baker Mayfield interest and other Seahawks stories for Cardinals fans to know

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As we complete another week in the NFL offseason, we take a look around the NFC West to see what is happening with the Arizona Cardinals’ division rivals.

What is new with the Seattle Seahawks?

Below are a few stories from the last week about Seattle that Cardinals fans should know.

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Pete Carroll optimistic for DK Metcalf deal

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Metcalf wants a new contract. He even sat out of mandatory minicamp.

Head coach Pete Carroll is optimistic that a deal will get done.

Russell Wilson pushed OC Brian Schottenheimer to be replaced

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While Russell Wilson was in Seattle, he was unhappy about the offense. Publicly, he always supported his offensive coordinators. However, he pushed hard after the 2020 season to have Brian Schottenheimer replaced.

Seahawks, Baker Mayfield mutual interest remains

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After trading Russell Wilson, the Seahawks have Geno Smith and Drew Lock at quarterback. They have been connected to Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, who is on his way out after Cleveland traded for Deshaun Watson.

There is supposedly mutual interest between Mayfield and the Seahawks and that Seattle would be willing to give him a contract extension.

Geno Smith suggests race is factor in why he hasn't been a starter

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Smith was a first-round pick and former starting quarterback but has become a journeyman backup.

He is the current favorite to win the starting job in Seattle but he believes he should have had more opportunities. He suggests that his race is a reason why he hasn’t been given more chances.

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