The Seattle Seahawks future even beyond the 2022 season might be determined in August. Here are the important dates to remember for a 12’s favorite team.
This preseason could be monumental for the Seahawks. Mostly because this is the first time in a decade that Seattle isn’t completely sure who its quarterback will be entering the season and who the QB will be after the season as well.
Training camp and the preseason games will decide whether Drew Lock or Geno Smith is Seattle’s QB in 2022. If it’s Smith then that’s probably a one-year deal and Seattle will draft its quarterback of the future high in the 2023 NFL draft.
But if it’s Lock, he is still young enough and potentially good enough to be a starter for 10 years and a good one. He has excellent arm talent, decent mobility and now he just needs to prove he can handle the pressure of being the face of the franchise.
August decisions might shape future Seahawks teams
Seattle will also likely find out in August who will be their starting offensive tackles. Charles Cross can assumed to be the left tackle but if Abe Lucas wins the right tackle spot, the Seahawks will be the third team since 1970 to start two rookie offensive tackles. Then Cross and Lucas might just be the starting OTs for Seattle for the next 10 seasons.
Cornerback is the same as OT. Coby Bryant and Tre Brown will be battling to start at one corner spot, likely opposite Sidney Jones IV. Or maybe Bryant and Brown beat out Jones and Seattle ends up starting a rookie (Bryant) and a second-year player (Brown) at CB. Then those two guys might be the starters for seasons to come.
But here are the important dates to remember for 12s heading into August.
August 16: Reduce roster from 90 to 85
August 23: Reduce roster from 85 to 80
August 30: Reduce roster from 80 to 53
Seahawks preseason games
Saturday, August 13th at 4 pm PT at the Pittsburgh Steelers
Thursday, August 18th at 5 pm PT at home versus the Chicago Bears
Friday, August 26th at 5 pm PT at the Dallas Cowboys