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Pete Carroll Explains His Thought Process Behind Not Drafting a Quarterback

Devon Platana
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll explains his thought process behind the team not drafting a quarterback last week.
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll explains his thought process behind the team not drafting a quarterback last week. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks are poised to enter a new quarterback era now that Russell Wilson is under center for the Denver Broncos in 2022. Although they acquired Drew Lock as a part of the Wilson deal, some were certain that the Seahawk was going to select another QB at some point in the 2022 NFL Draft.

However, the draft came and went without Seattle taking a gunslinger. Head coach Pete Carroll appeared on KJR 93.3 FM on Friday to discuss the organization's decision to go quarterback-free last week, putting his full faith into Lock along the way.

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Carroll said that the Seahawks didn't take a quarterback at the 2022 NFL Draft because he believes that Lock is talented to "have been the first QB picked in the draft." Although the confidence he has in his player is admirable, some fans might find it tough to agree with Carroll.

Lock has failed to reach the expectations that came when the Broncos selected him 42nd overall in 2019. He's played in 24 games (21 starts) since then, completing only 59.3% of his passes for 4,740 passing yards (197.5 per game) and 25 touchdowns to 20 interceptions.

Lock will also have to battle with Geno Smith for the starting quarterback job. The latter was solid in his four appearances (three starts) with the Seahawks in 2021, completing 65-of-95 passes (68.4%) for 702 yards and five TDs with only one pick.

Nevertheless, the Seahawks could also just be planning to draft a quarterback in 2023, in what's supposed to be a stronger class for the position. Besides, both Smith and Lock will be free agents at the end of the upcoming campaign and it'll be easier to start fresh next offseason.

In the meantime, the Seahawks will go with whichever quarterback gives them the best option to succeed in 2022. It'll be a tough task for either player as Seattle is favored to miss the 2022-23 NFL playoffs at -650 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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