5 quarterbacks who could start for the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1 of 2024

These five quarterbacks might be replacements for Geno Smith next season.

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No. 1 - Drew Lock

After signing a 1-year $4 million dollar extension during the offseason, Drew Lock officially became one of the 10 highest-paid backup quarterbacks in the NFL - and rightfully so. The former-round pick has started 21 games in his career and has found a new home in Seattle after being dealt in the Russell Wilson trade.

He's taken on a role much similar to the one Geno Smith had been in during his time as a backup. Smith learned the system, gained confidence, and clearly used his time under Wilson wisely. When he got his chance in 2022, he took it and ran.

If Lock can find his chance to regain a starting role, he might have some similar success as well. He's already shown some flashes in minimal opportunity this year. His 51-yard pass to Noah Fant against the Giants example enough.

If the Seahawks decide to go that route, they would need to re-sign Lock yet again during the offseason, and then figure out what kind of deal they want to hand out. Geno is still potentially under contract for a couple more seasons, but with the team-friendly deal that he signed in the spring, the team has the option to move on from him next year.