Tyler Lockett: QB competition takes you to different places

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Wide receiver Tyler Lockett has played almost exclusively with Russell Wilson at quarterback during his first seven NFL seasons, but that partnership came to an end when Wilson was traded to the Broncos this offseason.

Lockett doesn’t know who will be the new quarterback in Seattle at this point, but he had positive things to say about Drew Lock, Geno Smith, and Jacob Eason when he spoke to reporters from the team’s OTA practice on Tuesday. He also said that he believes the nature of the competition is bringing out better things from all of the participants.

“It’s just that competitive nature that takes you to different places that not having to be competitive doesn’t take you,” Lockett said, via the team’s website. “And so I think it’s just something that’s new, and I think it’s something that’s very interesting. I love to see it, because sometimes we’ve got to remember that this is a business, and business does want that competitive nature. And we do want that competitive edge, but being able to compete each and every day, to sharpen iron with iron, I think that helps us build something truly special. Drew’s doing good, Geno is doing good, Eason is doing good, and whatever happens is going to happen, but as a whole we all want to be able to make sure we’re doing our part, and I think everyone’s doing it so far.”

Lock and Smith should draw plenty of motivation from knowing that this may be their last real shot at being an NFL starter, which should make for a spirited competition over the rest of the spring and summer in Seattle. If Lockett’s right about how that rubs off on the rest of the roster, it would bode well for the Seahawks’ hopes this fall.

22 responses to “Tyler Lockett: QB competition takes you to different places

  1. I guess no one has told Lockett that the Seahawks are tanking this year so their can draft a QB in 2023.

  2. Tyler and Russ are like yin and Yang, definitely going to miss each other

  3. QB competition “ takes you to different places”

    Like the division cellar…

  4. Yeah but at least the Seahawks have an adult as a coach & GM unlike the Browns. No matter what the Hawks win ie maybe Lock or Smith wake up. Even if they stink, the team gets a high draft pick with a draft that will be far better than this year. The Browns have to play Baker for at least 6 games where Watson will be suspended.

  5. It’ll take your places alright. It’ll take you to either the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th pick of the draft the following year.

  6. Seahawks are in trouble at QB. We will get to see if Russ can cook without Lockett & Metcalf…indications are No.

  7. None of those QB’s is a legit starter for the Seahawks. Do what you can and make plans to draft or sign a QB for next season.

  8. Lockett seems to be a good guy. No complaining, just gets the job done.
    Wish him all the best, except when he plays the 49ers 🙂

  9. Playing with a “hero ball” QB all of your career and then seeing QBs who operate within the offense has to be like a breath of fresh air to him. All of their receivers will feel that way. Trading Wilson is addition by subtraction. Their current QBs don’t have to be Superman, just pass the ball within the offense. Seattle fleeced Denver and got rid of their #1 headache in the process!

  10. I can’t see Seattle winning any games against division rivals SF,.Ariz, and LA. And looking at their other opponents for 2022,.. I only see a few good chances to win a game. My prediction,… Seahawks go 4 – 13 for the year and get a top 5 draft pick.

  11. Lockett is in for a rude awakening.

    Half of his production came from Wilson scramble drill heaves.

  12. Gudy2shoes says:
    June 1, 2022 at 10:31 am
    The Seahawks will shock the world
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    They’ll shock the world all right…. By becoming just the second team In league history to finish with ZERO wins at 0-17 n the first with 17 regular season loses.

  13. sbc2556 says:
    June 1, 2022 at 11:48 am
    Playing with a “hero ball” QB all of your career and then seeing QBs who operate within the offense has to be like a breath of fresh air to him. All of their receivers will feel that way. Trading Wilson is addition by subtraction. Their current QBs don’t have to be Superman, just pass the ball within the offense. Seattle fleeced Denver and got rid of their #1 headache in the process
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    You would have to be out of your mind to believe trading Wilson is addition by subtraction. What QB does SEA have who can “operate within the offense” in ways that Wilson couldn’t? Drew Locls game is the epitome of hero ball and ranks as one of the worst passers and overall QBs in the NFL, as does Geno Smith. Both turnover the ball throwing INTs like it’s in a QBs job describition and both are amongst the worst QBs in the league in 3rd down. Both are huge massive downgrades at QB and will ensure the Hawks offense is the worst in the NFL. SEA will go 0-6 in the NFCW & will be lucky to win 3-4 games all year with that schedule.

  14. The front office seems to have done a great job “selling” this new direction they’ve undertaken.

  15. Going to be an interesting year…especially against the 49ers…since 2014 the Seahawks have owned the 49ers (15 wins 2 losses) will this year more of the same?

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