The big question for the Seattle Seahawks this season is who their starting quarterback will be now that Russell Wilson is gone. The smart money has been on Geno Smith so far, but there was an interesting development with Drew Lock on Tuesday that has some NFL folks wondering what it means.

According to Tacoma News Tribune Seahawks beat reporter Gregg Bell, Lock was taking first-team snaps in practice Tuesday.

Now, of course, this could very well just be Lock getting a shot at working with the presumed starters in order to see how he performs. But head coach Pete Carroll also heaped praise on Lock, saying he was “surprised” with how well the new quarterback was playing and developing.

“He’s really talented. He has a lot of skills, man, and the game is easy for him in that sense,” said Carroll last week. “Physically, he can make all the throws, do the movements, run with the football. We’ve seen him run a lot out here and take off and go. So, it’s just been kind of the whole package that’s been a surprise to see that he’s just well-equipped. Now, it’s just down to the competition of it.”

Many in the Seahawks world have thrown their support behind Geno, and many outside of the Seahawks camp have had some fun with their interest in Lock, but it certainly appears that he’s going to get a fair shot at the starting job, even if Smith came into camp as the frontrunner.

In the meantime, the news that Lock was QB1 for the day certainly garnered some interesting reactions from the NFL world.

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.