Drew Lock Aug 13, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock (2) looks for a receiver against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

After losing the Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback competition to Geno Smith last offseason, Drew Lock still made the surprising decision to return to the Seahawks, signing a new deal with the team.

It wasn’t a decision most people expected from Drew Lock, but he explained the move during an interview this week.

“They’re building something here,” Lock said according to John Boyle of the team website. “It’s really, really cool, and I really want to be a part of it. This is a special place. There was everything drawing me back here. The city. Pete [Carroll] and John [Schneider] have just created a place that is unique. It’s a place I couldn’t walk away from without spending a little more time here.”

Even though Lock didn’t play a single snap for the team last season, he thinks it was a positive experience that will help him down the line.

“I feel like I learned more in this last year,” Lock said. “I didn’t play, but I learned so much from being with Shane [Waldron], being with Pete, hearing how they talk football, and situation football, and how to handle a locker room. Everything those guys taught me last year, again, I’m excited to be able to come back and be here for another year and learn more from them.”

It was a surprising decision that he decided to return to the team, but it’s safe to say the team will be happy to have him.

[Seattle Seahawks]