Seahawks somehow managing to make QB situation even worse

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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll expressed his belief that Geno Smith and Drew Lock are both No. 1 quarterbacks.

The Seattle Seahawks are one of the teams that has quarterback questions entering the 2022 regular season. After trading star Russell Westbrook to the Denver Broncos, the Seahawks received Drew Lock in return. Lock would then compete with veteran Geno Smith for the Week 1 starting job.

With all NFL teams set to participate in their final preseason game, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was asked about the quarterback competition between Smith and Lock, where he said   that they “may have two number ones.”

You can listen to Carroll’s comments at this link.

Pete Carroll says Seahawks may have two No. 1 quarterbacks

“Geno has done a really good job of being in that position,” Carroll said, h/t ProFootballTalk. “His voice is solid. He’s on point all the time. He’s been very consistent with his work and all of that, and Drew has been really sharp. I know it’s not supposed to be a good situation when you have two quarterbacks and it means you don’t have one is the old saying, but I don’t know though we might have two [number] ones. We’ll see what happens.”

Carroll is obviously a big believer in both quarterbacks, and he is still making his decision on who should start in their season-opener against, ironically, Wilson and the Broncos.

Smith does have experience in Seattle’s offense, considering he has been there for the previous three years. Not to mention that he did start three games for the Seahawks when Wilson was sidelined with a finger injury and performed admirably.

Then, there is Lock, who showed glimpses of being Denver’s quarterback of the future late in his rookie year. Afterward, he wasn’t able to put it together, and the signs of the team moving on from him were evident after they traded for Teddy Bridgewater last year and named him the starter.

On paper, it’s one of the weakest quarterback situations in the entire league. There is a possibility that both can shock the league and play well, putting the team in position to compete in what has become a tough NFC West. If not, then the Seahawks will be in prime position to select a quarterback in what is expected to be a deep 2023 NFL Draft class.

Whatever happens in the preseason finale against the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 26, Seahawks fans will be waiting to see who Carroll will announce as the number one quarterback.

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