The San Francisco 49ers paid a pretty steep price to put a project at quarterback. The Green Bay Packers, meanwhile, have a problem at that position. The Seahawks, meanwhile, are sitting pretty without so much as lifting a finger Thursday during the first round of the NFL Draft.

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See, Seattle got their quarterback drama out of the way early this offseason. The pot that was boiling for two weeks after the Super Bowl then slowed to a simmer had cooled by this week to the point that coach Pete Carroll removed the lid and gave it a few stirs when answering questions from reporters.

Related: What Carroll and Schneider said about Wilson offseason drama

We’ll get back to that in a bit because right now there are more pressing issues at quarterback in Seattle’s conference.

The 49ers swung for the fences, choosing Trey Lance of North Dakota State with the third overall pick that traded for, while the Green Bay Packers were caught flat-footed with the report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Aaron Rodgers would prefer not to play for the Packers going forward.

So in other words, the reigning MVP and the guy whose team has played for the conference championship the past two seasons hopes he’s reached the end of the road in Green Bay, while San Francisco drafted a quarterback who may take a year to learn before he’s ready to take over the reins of Kyle Shanahan’s San Francisco offense, which is notoriously tricky to learn.

Smell that, Seattle? Could be an opportunity for the Seahawks to wiggle their way up the conference pecking order this season.

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