Seahawks Aug 13, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Seattle Seahawks helmet on the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Acrisure Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Last preseason, Seattle Seahawks quarterbacks Geno Smith and Drew Lock competed for the team’s starting quarterback job. Smith ultimately won the role and had a breakout season with the team. But even though he seems to have no shot at earning the starting role this year, Lock is returning to Seattle in a somewhat surprising turn of events.

Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider announced the move during his weekly appearance on the Wyman and Bob show Seattle Sports 710 AM.

“Drew Lock, man, let’s go,” Schneider said to start off the show. “He’s coming back… What an awesome guy. Everything he’s been through—last year we talked about it a bunch. Coming here, competing with Geno, getting COVID, really bad timing for him. Game 2 was going to be his game against Chicago, then he got really sick, then he still didn’t have his legs against Dallas. So I’m just really excited. Really happy for him.

“He was great. Both of those guys were awesome with pushing each other, and the support that they showed.”

With the team bringing back Lock, it would seem less likely that the Seahawks are planning to draft another quarterback in the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft.

But we’ll have to see what the team ultimately has planned.

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