Drew Lock returning to Seahawks on a one-year deal

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The Seahawks have their top-two quarterbacks back in the fold.

Backup Drew Lock will rejoin Geno Smith in the quarterbacks room in Seattle, having agreed to a one-year contract with a base salary of $4 million with a maximum value of $7.5 million, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports.

The Seahawks earlier signed Smith to a three-year, $75 million deal with a maximum value of $105 million.

General Manager John Schneider confirmed Lock’s return during his radio show on Seattle Sports 710 on Thursday afternoon.

Really happy for him,” Schneider said, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. Schneider called Lock “an awesome guy.”

The Seahawks acquired Lock in the Russell Wilson deal a year ago, but he lost a training camp battle with Smith for the starting job. Lock did not take a snap in 2022.

He went 24-of-39 for 273 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions in two preseason games.

The Seahawks still could consider taking a quarterback in the first round since they hold the No. 5 and No. 20 overall selections.

10 responses to “Drew Lock returning to Seahawks on a one-year deal

  1. Drew Lock is a classic case of the girl in the club who thinks she’s a 10, but is really a 3.

  2. Drew Lock is a future star. He’s settling down and getting over the putrid coaching he received in Denver.

  3. 4MM for a backup?
    That seems high, hes hasn’t done anything o warrant that.

  4. Drew is paid. Geno got paid. A huge exhale from the Pacific Northwest has heard from the Seattle QB room. They played way over their head last year. They will come back to Earth this year…crash and burn on reentry.

  5. A huge part of a QB’s job is reading defenses, adjusting protections, and spotting the same holes his receivers will see, before they actually appear. Lock has a terrific arm, but his failures have been mental-processing failures. On the other hand, until his past year, he’s had poor coaching in that regard. Working with Dave Canales (QB coach, now gone to Tampa) and alongside Geno Smith he’s had the opportunity to truly learn. We have no idea yet how much he’s absorbed. Apparently the Seahawks think he’s made some strides here.

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