The Seattle Seahawks opted out of signing a quarterback in the 2022 NFL Draft.
This quarterback death is now leading people to believe that the team sees Drew Lock as a potential star.
However, they dropped the quarterback class of 2022 because maybe they think Lock was better than what’s available.
Since Seattle isn’t drafting a quarterback or trading one, they’re at least showing some confidence in who they have.
But is that confidence placed in the wrong Seattle quarterback?
Lock’s career is full of problems
The biggest problem Lock had in Denver as a quarterback was that the Broncos were getting rid of him too quickly.
He started his 2019 rookie season 4-1 as a starter.
However, his performance the following year took a nosedive.
While he missed three games in 2020, he finished the year 4-9 in the 13 games he started.
He went 4-1 as a rookie, 4-9 in 2020, 0-4 in 2021. However, looking at his game logs, the numbers point to a young, uneven, error-prone QB. Yet through this, he’s still only had one true (3+ INT) collapse game in 2020 against LVR. At 21 you see an even more confident player.
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He tied the league in steals with 15 that season and would be relegated to a substitute the following season.
After his brief success, the Broncos lost faith in him after a bad season.
Instead of working with him, the team walked away from him.
His ball protection issues went unresolved and his second chance only came after he was traded off.
But could Seattle solve his problems and give him the faith he needs to improve at quarterback?
Pete Carroll and the Seahawks’ offensive weapons could help him grow
With his fresh start in Seattle, he has head coach Pete Carroll and wide receiver DK Metcalf to work with.
Carroll gives Lock an established coach, while Metcalf gives him a talented young receiver.
He will also have Tyler Lockett in the passing game to help him.
Both receivers have posted more than 1,000 receiving season yards, which means Lock has a proven track record of offensive weapons.
DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett became the first pair of Seahawks wide receivers to have 1,000-yard seasons since Brian Blades and Joey Galloway did it in 1995 for a Seahawks team that started Rick Mirer at quarterback during 13 games and John Friesz at quarterback for three games. .
— Walker Carey (@walkerRcarey) January 9, 2021
However, it will take work on Lock’s side if receivers are to continue posting these stats.
They had stellar years under Russell Wilson, the former Super Bowl MVP quarterback who factored in those stats.
With their new quarterback, they need to work with him to build trust.
Time spent together can help them navigate the route and slow down, which can help Lock with his stats.
If they can develop a system together, the number of interceptions could go down for Lock.
However, it will take the willpower of everyone involved on offense to help the quarterback adapt in Seattle.
Does Seattle give Lock the best shot at a better career?
In short, yes, his career can excel in Seattle.
But the detailed answer requires some work on his part.
While training with Peyton Manning when he was in Denver, he never got the chance to show off what he learned.
The former Super Bowl quarterback worked with Lock on a film study and even realized a major problem the young quarterback had.
That problem was instability with offensive training coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic canceling the NFL’s preseason.
Now Lock has a stable coaching staff and talented players around him.
With these things, his career will improve as he has shown his will in the past to improve his game.