When information first broke that Russell Wilson had been traded to the Denver Broncos, Seahawks followers had been unhappy to see their franchise QB despatched away however had been additionally optimistic in regards to the return. I imply, two first-round picks and two second-round picks is lots. Plus, Shelby Harris ain’t dangerous. Yeah, and , that Noah Fant fellow certain has proven plenty of promise. Additionally, Drew Lock by no means actually obtained a good shot in Denver! He’s obtained some potential! He’s had flashes, proper? There’s a viral clip of him rapping! What’s to not like?!
Simply take into consideration this for a second. John Schneider and Pete Carroll doubtless made the Wilson commerce anticipating Lock to be the staff’s beginning quarterback. If that wasn’t the plan, why didn’t they draft a quarterback? There’s nonetheless the potential for a commerce, however I think about they’d’ve at the least tried to make that commerce previous to the 2022 NFL Draft as a result of they’d’ve had extra assets to work with. There weren’t any murmurs of a possible commerce although, and for the reason that draft, there have been even fewer rumors surrounding the Seahawks and quarterbacks in the marketplace like Sam Darnold, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Baker Mayfield. Carroll has even mentioned that he’s “happy” with his QB room and that Lock would’ve been the primary QB taken if he was within the 2022 NFL Draft. All of the proof factors to Lock being their man, but one week into minicamp, veteran backup Geno Smith appears to have taken the lead.
Are you able to think about being a Seahawks fan proper now? You most likely awoke at present anticipating no information to return out surrounding your staff’s quarterback state of affairs. If something had been to return out, it will most likely be a transfer to enhance its horrid state of affairs. But, when your cellphone buzzed with a notification from the NFL, the worst-case state of affairs popped up on display. Not solely is Drew Lock not residing as much as the expectations thrust upon him when he was traded, however he’s straight up dropping the beginning QB race to GENO FUCKING SMITH! Smith is 31 years outdated and has began all of 5 video games since 2015. He’s obtained a TD-INT ratio of lower than 1, and a profession interception price almost a full proportion level greater than Lock! But Lock has been so unimpressive in minicamp that he can’t safe the job. WOW!
There’s zero probability any Seahawk fan checked out that quote from offensive coordinator Shane Waldron and nodded their head in approval. Extra doubtless than not, their head was met with a swift strike from their very own palm. Should you eat, sleep, and breathe Seahawks soccer, I don’t understand how you get away from bed after seeing this. There have been myriad alternatives to search out Wilson’s substitute this offseason.
I don’t bear in mind one other offseason that noticed so many quarterbacks swap groups and so many high quarterback prospects fall up to now throughout draft weekend. There was a lot potential to do something. It wouldn’t have even price them that a lot! However as an alternative, the Seahawks’ entrance workplace opted to take a seat on their thumbs and say “Don’t fear! We’ve obtained our QB state of affairs locked up.” Unbelievable pun apart, it’s nonetheless an terrible state of affairs, and I’ve by no means felt so dangerous for a fandom that isn’t the Cleveland Browns.