Where the pieces of the Russell Wilson trade fit into Seahawks plan
Quarterback Drew Lock
Drew Lock has had every possible speculation thrown out surrounding his name, and I can’t say anything for certain, but I think there’s a chance Carroll isn’t bluffing and truly believes Lock is the guy for the future of the Seahawks. DK Metcalf also pitched in on social media showing his support for Lock, and John Schneider continues to back up the narrative that the Seahawks loved Lock coming out of college.
I believe Lock is gifted physically and makes some sense as a starter option in 2022. By no means does having Lock mean the Seahawks can stop looking for the next franchise quarterback, but I’d much rather have Lock under center for a transition year than Cam Newton or Geno Smith. At least there’s a part of Lock that we don’t know what his full potential might be.
Of course, if the Seahawks draft a quarterback this year (even one as late as Carson Strong from Nevada), that should be their primary plan at starting quarterback on day one. Don’t be surprised, though, if we see Drew Lock under center in 2022.
If he’s terrible, the Seahawks end up with a high draft pick in 2022 to pursue a new signal-caller, and if he’s good then we have to reevaluate next season. At the very least, we can have a little fun watching the team with no high expectations set.