Quarterback will be an issue into 2023 at least
Whew. Finally! Instead of empty spots at offensive tackles and cornerback, we know who is going to start for the Seahawks at quarterback in 2022! Sweet! That would be Drew Lock. This solid acquisition has started 21 games and has an 8-13 record in those games.
To be clear, I hope Lock is amazing as a Seahawk but there is nothing to show he will be. NFL teams at quarterback need players that have played in the NFL and shown what they can do against NFL defenses to have proven they can be good. Lock hasn’t.
Schneider and Carroll seem to be seeing things in Lock that almost all other NFL teams aren’t. Or heck, they just wanted to get rid of Russell Wilson. And if that’s the case, they should have had a plan for succeeding Wilson sooner rather than later. Is Lock the answer? Whew. Talking about betting on oneself. The Lock for Wilson bet might be the biggest ever.
I am not sure Seattle takes a quarterback in the first round of the 2022 NFL draft. If the team doesn’t take one then, they should wait until 2023 because the QB class this year isn’t deep or overall very good. Seattle needs to get the building blocks, like a left tackle or a cornerback, for a better future. But at this point, that successful future seems years away.