Since being released by New England before the start of the regular season, Cam Newton has been waiting patiently as a free agent for the right opportunity.

Could Seattle be that opportunity?

With Russell Wilson sidelined by a hand injury, the Seahawks are in the market for a quarterback and head coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday in an interview with 710 ESPN Seattle that the Seahawks have talked to Newton as well as everyone else available “who could help us.”

Newton has played in 140 games in his 10-year NFL career.

The former Heisman Trophy winner at Auburn has 31,698 career passing yards to go along with 190 touchdowns and 118 interceptions.

He’s also rushed for nearly 5,400 yards and 70 TDs.

Seattle is 2-4 on the season and will play at home against New Orleans next Monday.