Commanders Trade QB Howell to Seattle for Draft Picks

The NFL’s Washington Commanders have traded quarterback Sam Howell to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for draft picks.

Washington will get the Seahawks’ picks in the third round (No. 78 overall) and fifth round (No. 152) in the upcoming draft in exchange for Howell. The Seahawks will also receive Washington’s fourth-round pick (No. 102) and sixth-round pick (No. 179).

With the trade, Washington now has six picks in the top 100 selections of this year’s draft.

Howell was drafted by the Commanders in the fifth round of the 2022 draft after playing for the University of North Carolina.

He started in all 18 games that he appeared in. Howell was named the team’s starting quarterback for the 2023 season, completing 63.4% of his passes for 3,946 yards with 21 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.