Seahawks Kickstart QB Contest Amid ‘Fake Football’ At OTAs

RENTON, WA — When the time comes, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll anticipates a bitter battle between Geno Smith and Drew Lock for the right to replace Russell Wilson at center for the 2022 season.

But while Monday’s launch of the OTAs was an important step in kickstarting the competition with both passers running games and hurling the pigskin at VMAC, it will be a while before the coaching staff see the two players due to league-mandated can really evaluate training limitations. As Carroll described, Seattle’s primary focus over the next few weeks as the final phase of the offseason program concludes will be learning and making the most of mental replays playing “fake football.”

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