Seahawks somehow manage to make the QB situation worse

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll expressed his belief that Geno Smith and Drew Lock are both No. 1 quarterbacks.

That Seattle Seahawks are one of the teams with quarterback questions in the 2022 regular season. After star Russell Westbrook traded to the Denver Broncos, the Seahawks received Drew Lock in return. Lock would then compete with veteran Geno Smith for the Week 1 starting job.

With all NFL teams attending their last game of the preseason, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was asked about Smith and Lock’s quarterback contest, where he said they “may have two number ones.”

You can listen to Carroll’s comments below this link.

Pete Carroll says Seahawks could have two No. 1 quarterbacks

“Geno has done a really good job in this position,” said Carroll. h/t ProFootballTalk. “His voice is solid. He’s on point all the time. He was very consistent with his work and all of that, and Drew was really sharp. I know having two quarterbacks isn’t supposed to be a good situation, and it means you don’t have one is the old saying, but I don’t know if we could have two [number] ones. Lets see what happens.”

Carroll obviously believes strongly in both quarterbacks and is still making his decision on who, ironically, should line up against Wilson and the Broncos in the season opener.

Smith has experience on the Seattle offense considering he was there for the past three years. Not to mention he started three games for the Seahawks when Wilson was sidelined with a finger injury and put on an admirable performance.

Then there’s Lock, who gave a glimpse of being Denver’s quarterback of the future late in his rookie year. He wasn’t able to piece it together after that and signs the team was walking away from him were evident after they traded for Teddy Bridgewater and named him the starter last year.

On paper, it’s one of the weakest quarterback situations in the entire league. There is a chance that both will shock the league and play well, putting the team in a position to endure in a tough NFC West. If not, then the Seahawks are in prime position to pick a quarterback in what is expected to be a deep 2023 NFL draft class.

Whatever happens in the preseason finale against the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 26, Seahawks fans will be waiting to see who Carroll will announce as the number one quarterback. Seahawks somehow manage to make the QB situation worse

John Verrall

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