Pete Carroll says Geno Smith is currently on track to be Seahawks’ 2022 QB: ‘He leads the charge’ – ZellaNews

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The Seahawks entered Day Three of the 2022 NFL Draft with out addressing the quarterback place, even after dealing Russell Wilson to the Broncos at the begin of the offseason. That’s not for an absence of curiosity on this yr’s QB prospects, with basic supervisor John Schneider telling reporters Friday the membership was tempted to choose a sign-caller in the first spherical. For now, nevertheless, their prime job belongs to Geno Smith, with coach Pete Carroll saying the veteran backup is currently on track to begin in 2022.

“Geno has are available in and is clearly forward moving into as a result of he is had all the background with us,” Carroll stated, per ProFootballTalk. “He’s been with us for quite a lot of years. He leads the cost proper now. He’s in charge of our system as a lot as a man might be. (Jacob Eason) had a yr with us so he is doing his half. Meanwhile we’re watching how Drew (Lock) comes alongside. … He’s busting his tail to catch up and be proper with it.”

Smith, 31, has spent the final three seasons in Seattle, serving as Wilson’s backup. He notably began three video games in 2021 whereas Wilson was injured, throwing 5 touchdowns and one interception throughout a 1-2 stretch. Lock, 25, a former second-spherical decide of the Broncos, arrived as a part of the Wilson commerce with expectations of competing for the beginning job. The Seahawks have additionally been linked to former No. 1 total decide Baker Mayfield, who’s on track to be traded or launched from the Browns after Cleveland’s acquisition of Deshaun Watson. But Smith has Carroll’s endorsement for the time being.

“Geno is aware of what he is doing,” he stated. “He is aware of the sport. He’s a seasoned veteran. When he acquired his likelihood to get going final yr, he confirmed some terrific stuff. We know the system can match and work. We’re actually off to an excellent begin simply a few weeks into the offseason.”


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