Geno Smith and Drew Lock’s battle to be QB1 in Seattle hots up but Seahawks keep their cards close

Geno Smith and Drew Lock’s battle to be QB1 in Seattle hots up ahead of the new season… but Seahawks coaches keep their cards close to their chest about who will win the race to replace Russell Wilson – the man they face in week one!

The Seattle Seahawks are keeping their plans close to their chest as Geno Smith and Drew Lock continue to battle it out for starting quarterback. 

The Seahawks are yet to make a decision on who will replace Russell Wilson for the coming NFL season but have reassured fans that a plan is in place. 

When asked if there was a deadline for naming a starting quarterback, offensive coordinator Shane Waldron simply replied: ‘Denver.’

Geno Smith is getting the bulk of the reps with the first-team offense in training camp

Geno Smith (right) and Drew Lock (left) continue to battle it out for the Seattle Seahawks QB1

Waldron was referring to the regular season opener on September 12 when the Seahawks face the Broncos and former quarterback Wilson. 

Seattle have plenty of time to make a decision, six weeks to be precise, but Waldron did admit they had a plan in place before noting it will be kept in-house.

‘We do have a plan though,’ Waldron said via The Seattle Times. 

‘There’s also a lot of different things with walk-throughs and everything we’ve got going.’

OC Shane Waldron said the deadline for making a decision was the regular season opener

OC Shane Waldron said the deadline for making a decision was the regular season opener

‘And there have been a few scenarios out here where there has been some overlap. And so we’re just going with our plan here, really evaluating those guys, evaluating everything they’re doing.’

So far, Smith’s veteran experience has paid off as he has earned the majority of the reps with the first-team offense in training camp practices. 

The 31-year-old has been working exclusively behind the No 1 offensive line up against the No 1 defense, while Lock has been with the No 2 offensive line. 

However, receivers such as DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are said to have gotten ample reps with both quarterbacks. 

Seattle face the Denver Broncos and former quarterback Russell Wilson on September 12

Seattle face the Denver Broncos and former quarterback Russell Wilson on September 12

‘Right now, the way it has worked out, Geno has been a little bit more with the ones than Drew,’ Waldron said. 

‘But there is some mixing and matching going on, and we will continue to do that throughout camp and until the time that we make the decision.’ 

Lock joined the Seahawks as part of the Wilson trade, who will face his former side in the regular season opener. 

The 25-year-old is understandably behind Smith in terms of understanding the scheme with Seattle but Waldron insisted Lock has done a ‘nice job’ of picking up the offense in training camp. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk

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