On Tuesday the Seattle Seahawks reportedly traded Russell Wilson to the Broncos. This might mean Drew Lock is Seattle’s quarterback in 2022. Lock was part of the trade that took Wilson to Denver. Seattle currently doesn’t truly have a QB1 on the roster and that might mean Lock is.
If nothing else, and maybe this is me trying to find a very sad silver lining, Lock has starting experience in the NFL. He has started 21 games over three years. OK, I get it. Let’s ignore the fact that Lock has an 8-13 record over those seasons. Maybe he is better than his team has allowed as Denver has had a terrible offensive line.
Fine. That is a silver lining. Seattle doesn’t have a good offensive line either. Plus, Lock has had some decent defenses to work with and some very good receivers. Coaching and direction of the offense have been a problem for Denver and Lock hasn’t had good quarterback coaching since he came into the league.
Is Drew Lock the Seahawks long-term quarterback?
But my hopes are that the Seahawks do not see Lock as a franchise quarterback. Maybe he is the Matt Flynn to whoever Seattle takes in the 2022 NFL draft. That would be the best-case scenario.
But Lock in his three years has thrown 25 touchdown passes and 20 interceptions with a 59.3 completion percentage and a 79.3 quarterback rating. That isn’t good. And there is no guarantee that with a potentially better offense – at least as far as coaching – Lock will be any better in Seattle.
My hope, and I am just guessing here, is that maybe general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll see Lock as a one-year stopgap before they either sign their next quarterback in free agency or allow whoever they choose in the 2022 NFL draft to take over. That is a huge gamble with no surety of outcome.