When information first broke that Russell Wilson had been traded to the Denver Broncos, Seahawks followers have been unhappy to see their franchise QB despatched away however have been additionally optimistic concerning the return. I imply, two first-round picks and two second-round picks is lots. Plus, Shelby Harris ain’t unhealthy. Yeah, and you understand, 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 workforce’s beginning quarterback. If that wasn’t the plan, why didn’t they draft a quarterback? There’s nonetheless the potential of a commerce, however I think about they’d’ve not less than 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 because the draft, there have been even fewer rumors surrounding the Seahawks and quarterbacks available on the market like Sam Darnold, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Baker Mayfield. Carroll has even mentioned that he’s “glad” together 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 in all probability awakened at present anticipating no information to come back out surrounding your workforce’s quarterback state of affairs. If something have been to come back out, it will in all probability be a transfer to enhance its horrid state of affairs. But, when your telephone buzzed with a notification from the NFL, the worst-case situation popped up on display screen. 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 previous 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 charge practically a full share level larger than Lock! But Lock has been so unimpressive in minicamp that he can’t safe the job. WOW!
There’s zero likelihood 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. In case you eat, sleep, and breathe Seahawks soccer, I don’t understand how you get off the bed after seeing this. There have been myriad alternatives to search out Wilson’s alternative this offseason.
I don’t keep in mind one other offseason that noticed so many quarterbacks swap groups and so many prime quarterback prospects fall to this point throughout draft weekend. There was a lot potential to do something. It wouldn’t have even value them that a lot! However as a substitute, 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 unhealthy for a fandom that isn’t the Cleveland Browns.