It’s crazy how quickly NFL head coaches forget how important a great quarterback is after having a quarterback on their payroll for so long. They have this notion in mind that only their training makes these guys great, and suddenly you get Bill Belichick signed to Cam Newton.
The latest example of this is Pete Carroll, who said that the Seahawks don’t need to draft a QB – or get a usable QB. They get Drew Lock in exchange for Russell Wilson going to Denver, and Seattle’s coach told Sports Radio KJR that he thinks he’s got a player who will be the first quarterback to leave the board in the 2022 NFL Draft.
“I think he’s the first to be picked anyway, out of the midfielders. He was the first in this draft. I have no hesitation in saying it.”
Yeah, okay. Lock used the 42nd pick in the 2019 draft, and it’s been a down year for QB, so he’s probably right that there won’t be anyone better than his extreme average, if that’s the case. , is the midfielder. The issue, however, is not whether Malik Willis or Kenny Pickett will be a sidekick, but rather that we know Lock to be. It doesn’t matter if the 12th Man is angry about Wilson jumping the train because everyone is upset about the situation below.
Making things worse is Carroll putting pom poms in his mouth in the same partsays that Hawks’ Geno Smith QB is as talented as Lock.
“First look at Drew, he’s really athletic, he’s really a confident athlete, you can see he has a lot of control over his body, he has quick feet, he He has quick arms, he has different ways in which he can drop the ball the way he wants, Carroll said. “He has a real knack there. He has a strong arm, he can throw the ball a mile down the field. He’s been compared to Geno, and Geno Smith has a great arm. He has a world class arm, and all that. In keeping with that, that says a lot. “
Arguing that Lock will make headlines about this year’s QB draft class is a better way to ignite the fan base than saying, “Hey, he’s just as good as Geno Smith, aka he the guy you watched last year when he signed up for Russell.”
If Carroll wants to be cynical and pick a quarterback on his roster as the first QB theoretically made in 2022, nominate Smith, who hit three picks in 2013 higher than the No. Lock’s position in 2019. Is he auditioning for a future head coach job or a position on First Take?
Via most accounts, the Seahawks had a good-to-great draft. They invited Charles Cross, who joined the discussion about best solved in draft – and it wasn’t some random propaganda pouring out of my mouth. Kenneth Walker III is an ideal defender for Carroll’s run-heavy approach (and current midfield situation).
The coach and front office declined to call this a rebuild. And until Tyler Lockett isn’t on the team, and they don’t want to give DK Metcalf the big deal he’ll be looking for next season, that’s going to be true. For now, Seattle feels like the franchise that Lock is new to, but the version is still looking for a defender. However, at least the Broncos managed to solve the problem.
I understand Carroll is approaching his situation with a semi-conscious mind. He’s an optimist by nature, and nothing good will come from overturning already fractured beliefs about his mismatched QB collection. Honestly, though, this isn’t even an argument with a bright side. Either you have a quarterback or you don’t.
We don’t know if Willis or Pickett will be among the Titans and Steelers, but at least they have a chance.
It’s okay, Seattle fans. Give Carroll like five halves of value to see the receivers frustrated and even more stagnant than the usual fouls, and he’ll quickly realize how hard it is to win without a great midfielder, and the crash will follow.