With Russell Wilson now calling Denver home, there will be a new starting quarterback at the heart of the Seattle Seahawks in 2022. But who will it be? Geno Smith, Drew Lock or other? Head coach Pete Carroll remains uncertain, but acknowledges that a clear leader continues to emerge.
Before taking a short leave due to COVID-19, Carroll had Very commendable to all his midfielders. However, he conceded that Smith was soon in the lead.
Now Carroll is back with the team and that hasn’t changed. With the official pre-season underway, Smith continues to top the group.
“They keep doing the work every day and they are acting,” Carroll said of Smith and Lock, via Pro Football Talk. “Both of them do plays every day. I’m watching to see how it sways; if it’s heavy in one direction, it’s heavy in the other. The boys are doing a good job. We’re working hard to match the reps with the players up front and the collectors, we’re working on getting that done and it’ll happen, and you’ll see it happen. like tomorrow, how the reps are awarded, just so we can turn it into a really even contest.
“Geno continues to lead, he leads, he leads for all the obvious reasons, and he is holding on to that and doing a good job fighting. Both of them communicate beautifully, they are learning well, we don’t have any problems with whatever we’re trying to do. It doesn’t matter here that we have to ‘Oh, we can’t do this or that with this guy or that guy’, it just doesn’t have to be. They are very talented with their arms and the ability to throw the ball down the field is there. So let’s start the games. Get out there, we’re in the middle of it now, and we’ll see what happens. “
Smith’s experience and knowledge of the system made it difficult for him to get the job started. His relationship with the players has also paid off him.
“He’s doing the right things,” Carroll said. “He handles the system, he is doing script flow testing, he can control the protections and work with [center] Austin [Blythe], those guys are hitting it really well, and he’s really talented. He made great throws every day. “
The potential for a Jimmy Garoppolo acquisition remains low, but Carroll seems more focused on what’s in the house. And while the scale may change throughout pre-season, momentum remains on Smith’s side.