Seahawks re-signing backup QB Drew Lock, GM says

Seattle Seahawks basic supervisor John Schneider made it clear prior to the start of complimentary company that the group wished to re-sign backup quarterback Drew Lock in addition to starter Geno Smith.

After keeping Smith on a three-year offer previously this month, they achieved that objective by consenting to terms with Lock on Thursday.

On his weekly radio look on Seattle Sports 710-AM, basic supervisor John Schneider verified an NFL Network report that Seattle is reviving Lock, though he decreased to specify the regards to the offer.

“What an awesome guy,” Schneider stated. “Everything he’s been through. We talked about it a bunch, coming here, competing with Geno, getting COVID — really bad timing for him. Game 2 (of the preseason) was going to be his game against Chicago here, and then he got really sick. He still didn’t have his legs against Dallas (in the preseason finale). So just really excited. Really happy for him.”

Schneider likewise verified a report from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that Seattle has actually consented to terms with previous Detroit Lions center Evan Brown. The offer is for one year, a source informed ESPN. Schneider kept in mind that the 26-year-old Brown can play guard however is “truly a center.” Brown began at best guard for Detroit last season and at center in 2021.

Lock, who turned 26 in November, was gotten in in 2015’s Russell Wilson trade and was among the primary factors the Seahawks wished to send out Wilson to the Denver Broncos. He was the assumed favorite amongst numerous in the company to win the beginning task heading into last season. He was up and down over the offseason and started to comprise ground on Smith throughout one stretch of the summer season, however his momentum was stopped when he came down with COVID-19, sidelining him for what would have been his very first start of the preseason.

He ended up not playing a single breeze in the routine season. After the playoff loss to the 49ers, Lock informed ESPN that his front-row view of Smith’s return season was “inspiring” as it provided a tip to him — and other backup quarterbacks — that they can dip into a high level.

In his season-ending press conference, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll applauded Lock for the favorable mindset he kept regardless of not getting a possibility to play.

A second-round choice by Denver in 2019 out of Missouri, Lock went 8-13 as a starter over his 3 seasons with the Broncos, tossing 25 goals to 20 interceptions while finishing 59.3% of his passes in that period.

The finest stretch of Lock’s profession came at completion of his novice season. After missing out on the very first 11 video games due to the fact that of a thumb injury, he began the last 5, tossed 7 goal passes to 3 interceptions and led Denver to 4 wins.

Brown and Lock end up being the 3rd and 4th gamers Seattle has actually included or restored because the start of the negotiating window Monday. The group revealed the finalizings of protective takes on Dre’Mont Jones and Jarran Reed on Thursday. Schneider stated the Seahawks are still in talks with “a number of” other protective lineman as they seek to support a location of issue from last season.

The Seahawks consented to a three-year, $51.53 million handle Jones on Monday. Schneider stated Jones was amongst the gamers Seattle talked about with the Broncos last offseason while working out the Wilson trade, however Denver hesitated to part with him then.

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