Seahawks outbid Rams for QB Sam Howell

The Seattle Seahawks surely made plenty of 12’s around the Pacific Northwest scratch their heads when they traded for former Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell. Some were not thrilled at the move. Whether it was being unimpressed by Howell’s play or the fact he likely signifies the Seahawks will not be drafting a top quarterback prospect, this was not a move that made many excited.

However, there was an interesting little tidbit shared recently that might change some opinions… at least a little. It turns out there was a bit of a bidding war for Howell’s services, which the Seahawks won. But who did they beat? The Los Angeles Rams.

Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford’s future has been up in the air for some time now. Stafford’s age and constant injury history has left Los Angeles actively planning for his eventual succession, one they reportedly tried to facilitate last year. Instead, they had to settle for former Patriots, 49ers and Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

Given how well Rams head coach Sean McVay knows quarterbacks and offenses, it has to be at least encouraging to know he was pining after Howell… but was denied access to him by Seattle.

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