Now that the Seahawks preseason is done, all roster decisions should be made, right? But there still could be some surprises once final roster cuts are made.
The Seahawks have a lot of question marks to begin the season, at least relative to previous seasons. There is no Russell Wilson or Bobby Wagner around so talent and leadership will be missing.
Someone will need to take their spots on the field and in the locker room and it is both exciting and nerve-wracking to wait and see who will.
So who is going to make the team for the Seahawks this season? Here is our latest and last guess. (Plus, here are the Seahawks who will likely start on PUP: CB Tre Brown and LB Jon Rhattigan.)
Final Seahawks 2022 53-man roster projection before final cuts are made
QB1: Geno Smith
Backup: Drew Lock
Practice squad: Jacob Eason
Pete Carroll has already named Smith as the Week 1 starter so no suspense here. Lock will be the backup and won’t likely get many reps unless Smith either gets hurt or plays unexpectedly awful. Smith won’t be a Pro Bowler by any stretch but as long as he doesn’t turn the ball over should be OK.
Lock is simply too much of a gunslinger for Carroll to trust at this point. He can throw some passes that are sensational and make him appear to be a true QB1, but he can also throw some blundering interceptions. This will make a team like Seattle which has little margin for error, get beat.
Eason has had some very bad luck in preseason but he doesn’t appear capable of leading a team as a QB1. He might be a decent backup someday, though.