Editor’s note: This is a format where frequent contributors to the comments section of the Seahawks Insider blog are offered a forum to voice their opinion on a specific topic of choice involving the Seahawks. Submissions are read and edited beforehand.
This is the third of four pieces where Bob Kaupang offers his opinion on the quarterback options for the Seahawks.
By Bob Kaupang
How would fans of the Seattle Seahawks react if Tarvaris Jackson was traded to the New Orleans Saints for Drew Brees?
Would Seahawk fans be mad that Brees would cost about $15-$18 million more per season than Jackson was set to earn? Would Seahawk fans be mad that all of that money wouldn’t be available for additional help on the team, such as a premium pass rusher in free agency?
Would Saints fans be excited at the prospects of adding $15-18 million more to their payroll for other non-quarterback positions to improve the rest of the team? Would that $15-18 million spent on other areas overcome the cost of losing their franchise quarterback?
As we know, Drew Brees has received the franchise tag and cannot negotiate with any other team in the league. We also know there’s no chance that Brees will end up in Seattle next season (especially straight up for Tarvaris Jackson!).
However, lets speculate and play the “What if?” game.