Pete Carroll Discusses Timeline for Seahawks Quarterback Decision

David Kaestle
Pete Carroll has still not named a starting quarterback for Week 1 of the 2022 season.
Pete Carroll has still not named a starting quarterback for Week 1 of the 2022 season. / Associated Press

With Russell Wilson now a member of the Denver Broncos, the Seattle Seahawks entered training camp with the task of deciding their starting quarterback for Week 1 of the 2022 season. Either Geno Smith or Drew Lock is slated to be under center for Seattle when they kick off the season on Sept. 12 against none other than Wilson and the Broncos.

While it was perceived that Smith would have the upper hand a the start of camp due to him being the team's backup for the last two seasons, head coach Pete Carroll hasn't tipped his hand. Most recently giving a very vague response after Lock returned from the Covid-19 list.

"I'll talk to you more about it later in the week, or I won't. I'm not sure."

Pete Carroll

When asked about Lock's recovery, Carroll had a positive response that showed despite being away, Lock remains in the mix to win the starting job still.

"He did OK today. He seemed to bounce back. He's six, seven days into it now, so he's in good shape as far as getting back. But you never know until you get out there and start running around. He hung in there, tough, so that's good."

Pete Carroll

The season is only a few weeks away and both QBs have taken significant reps with the first team in training camp. This QB battle might be one that goes down to the wire, despite there being some potential advantages to knowing who will be the starting guy sooner rather than later.

The Seahawks are a 5.5-point home favorite in Week 1 against the Broncos, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds.

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