Seahawks Fans Can Ignore Pete Carroll's Latest Comments on Starting QB Role
By Larry Rupp
Seattle fans have been waiting all offseason to learn whether it'll be Geno Smith or Drew Lock starting for the Seahawks during the 2022 NFL season. Head coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Tuesday that Smith has held down the No. 1 spot so far, but it's important not to take him too seriously.
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Carroll has been leaning on the side of Smith throughout the offseason and there's a simple reason why. The eight-year pro has been with Seattle for each of the last two seasons, so backing him over a newly acquired QB is expected. No one knows what the coaching staff is actually thinking, though.
Keep in mind Carroll has been praising Lock throughout the offseason and stressed to reporters during the same conversation that "both our guys can play." This is a competition that was supposed to come down to preseason play and the Seahawks still have two contests left to go in that aspect.
This has to feel like a familiar situation for Seattle fans. Prior to Russell Wilson's rookie season, Carroll was adamant that veteran Matt Flynn was the team's starter. That did not turn out to be the case as Wilson "emerged" as the starter, instead. Nothing had coincided with Carroll's previous comments.
Lock will receive the start when the Seahawks take on the Chicago Bears on Thursday night after completing 11 of his 15 pass attempts for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns in the preseason opener (32 snaps). Smith completed 10 of his 15 pass attempts for 101 yards (28 snaps).
The Seahawks have odds set at +540 to make the NFL Playoffs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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