Richard Sherman Takes Subconscious Shot at Drew Lock

Adam Taylor McKillop
Richard Sherman takes subconscious shot at Drew Lock when discussing the Seattle Seahawks quarterback room.
Richard Sherman takes subconscious shot at Drew Lock when discussing the Seattle Seahawks quarterback room. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks are ready to enter a new era, life after Russell Wilson. Seattle holds four quarterbacks on the roster including veteran backup Geno Smith and the unproven young talent Drew Lock.

It's pretty clear the Day 1 starter job will come down to this pair after Seattle opted not to select a quarterback in the recent 2022 NFL Draft. But that still leaves Pete Carroll with a major decision to make ahead of Week 1.

Former star cornerback Richard Sherman recently spoke on his podcast about this decision and he inadvertently, or perhaps subconsciously, took a major shot at Lock while doing so.

Seahawks Quarterbacks

Sherman praised Seattle's draft class, calling it an opportunity for the team "to go back to the foundation." He explained that foundation is led by a great run game, not turning the ball over and playing great defense.

He then explained that Carroll will need consistent playing from his quarterbacks, mainly not turning the ball over. Geno Smith's name came immediately to mind, but Sherman struggled to remember the name of Drew Lock. In fact, he completely blanked on it.

Keep in mind, that this is a 25-year-old quarterback who was drafted in the second round back in 2019. The Broncos nearly gave Lock the keys to their franchise before his struggles resulted in a Teddy Bridgewater signing, and then blockbuster trade for Russell Wilson.

Think what you want, but a Seahawks legend completely blanking on Drew Lock's name is a telling sign. His NFL career has been mainly forgettable, throwing only 25 touchdowns compared to 20 interceptions. Sherman wrapped up his segment with a simple thought, "I think Geno is going to be the guy."

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