The 2022 NFL season is the start of a new era for the Seattle Seahawks. It'll be the first time in a decade that quarterback Russell Wilson is not be leading the offense. The decision between rolling with Geno Smith or Drew Lock is going to come down to how each one looks in preseason action.
That preseason action gets started at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday night as the Seahawks travel to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. The game will be a perfect opportunity for the coaching staff and fans alike to see if one QB has an edge. Head coach Pete Carroll recently revealed who will get the start.
Seahawks vs Steelers Preseason
Smith will be starting on Saturday night after working with the first-team offense early on in training camp. It' not unrealistic to say the veteran could lock down the starting gig with a great outing. Things could also go in the other direction if Smith is unable to efficiently move the ball down the field.
It's easy to get caught up in the spirit of competition, but Smith has remained calm throughout the entire offseason. He is simply taking it "one play at a time" and has a goal to "get better every day." Smith threw 5 touchdowns compared to 1 interception across four games played (three starts) in 2021.
As for Lock, he is set to see some snaps once the second half gets underway. Carroll praised the 25-year-old for his poise and comfort in the pocket on Saturday. Reports claim Lock is sticking with the open options and avoiding the mistakes that plagued him during his time with the Denver Broncos.
The Seahawks are slated as a 3-point road underdog against the Steelers with odds set at +140 on the moneyline, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The total is set at 36 points.