The Seattle Seahawks opted not to draft a quarterback in the 2022 NFL Draft.
That passing on a quarterback now leads people to believe the team sees Drew Lock as a potential star.
However, they passed on the quarterback class of 2022 because maybe they feel Lock was better than what’s available.
With Seattle not drafting a quarterback, or trading for one, they at least show some confidence in who they have.
But is that confidence placed in the wrong quarterback for Seattle?
Lock’s Career Is Full Of Problems
The biggest problem Lock had in Denver as quarterback was the Broncos getting rid of him too fast.
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 are indicative of a young QB, uneven, mistake prone. Yet through this he still only had one true meltdown game (3+ INTs) in ‘20 vs LVR. In ‘21 you see a more even confident player.
— ThinkandUnify (@thinkandunify) April 14, 2022
He tied the league in interceptions with 15 that season and would be relegated to a backup the following season.
After his brief success, the Broncos lost faith in him after one poor season.
Instead of working with him, the team moved on from him.
His problems with ball protection weren’t addressed, and his second chance only happened after being traded.
But could Seattle fix his problems and give him the faith he needs to improve at quarterback?
Pete Carroll And Seahawks Offensive Weapons Could Help Him Grow
With his new start in Seattle, he has head coach Pete Carroll and wide receiver DK Metcalf to work with.
Carroll gives Lock a well-established coach, while Metcalf gives him a young talented receiver.
He’ll also have Tyler Lockett in the passing game to help him.
Both receivers have posted 1,000+ yard receiving yard seasons, meaning Lock has proven 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 for 13 games and John Friesz at quarterback for three games.
— Walker Carey (@walkerRcarey) January 9, 2021
However, it’s going to take work on Lock’s end if receivers want to keep posting those stats.
They had exceptional years under Russell Wilson, the former Super Bowl MVP quarterback who factored into those stats.
With their new quarterback, they need to work with him to build trust.
The time together can help them get route running and timing down, something that can help Lock with his stats.
If they can develop a system together, the interception numbers might decrease for Lock.
However, it will take willingness of everyone involved on offense to help the quarterback adjust to Seattle.
Does Seattle Give Lock The Best Chance To Have A Better Career?
In short, yes, his career can excel in Seattle.
But the long form answer requires work on his end.
While he trained with Peyton Manning when he was in Denver, he never got a shot to show what he learned.
The former Super Bowl quarterback worked with Lock on film study and even realized one major issue the young quarterback had.
That problem was instability with offensive coaching coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling the NFL preseason.
Now Lock has a stable coaching staff and talented players around him.
With these things, his career will improve as he’s shown willingness in the past to improve his game play.