In one of the weirdest news stories this past weekend, the US Open‘s (tennis version) Twitter account responded to a Seahawks fan account that called tennis “not a sport” in a response to a video highlight from Wimbledon that was posted by ESPN.
Whoever ran the US Open’s Twitter account had time to respond by jokingly acknowledging that the fan will have to suffer through 17 games of Drew Lock behind center. The trolling continued when they posted Chris Simms‘ top-40 QB list which has Lock in dead last, saying “aren’t there only 32 teams?”
Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf came to Lock’s rescue to try to put an end to the situation.
Aight Chill we get the point @usopen
— DK Metcalf (@dkm14) July 2, 2022
After the tweet went viral on the social media platform, it prompted a response from Lock himself (seen above last December with the Denver Broncos) two days later. The Seahawks QB took to his Twitter account Monday to wish his fans a Happy Fourth of July, including the folks running the U.S. Open account.
Happy 4th to all but especially to the intern at the @usopen 🇺🇸😂❤️12s
— Drew Lock (@DrewLock23) July 4, 2022
While tennis may not have the popularity of football and basketball in the United States, similar to baseball, hitting a 100 mph serve from the likes of Novak Djokovic or Rodger Federer is definitely not an easy task. As for Lock, we’ll see if he can beat out Geno Smith for the starting job—that is, if the Seahawks don’t find another QB before Week 1.
[Pro Football Talk; image from Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports]