6'4'' / 228 lbs
Lock completed 16 of 25 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 19-15 preseason loss to Green Bay.
The Seahawks held out their starters and let Lock play most of the game before handing things over to Holton Ahlers late in the second half. There were no signs of Lock struggling with the knee injury he suffered a week prior, and he's locked in as the No. 2 QB in Seattle heading into a Week 1 matchup with the Rams.
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Lock left Saturday's preseason contest against the Cowboys early due to a knee injury, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Lock stated, "It's good. It'll be alright. I think it was just a precautionary thing," after the game. With the veteran locked into the team's No. 2 role behind starter Geno Smith, it makes sense the team wouldn't bother pushing him and risking anything further. Head coach Pete Carroll added, "It sounds like he's going to be fine after the evaluation. He got a little bit of a strain in the back of his knee, it got hyperextended a little bit, but there's no damage, so they think that he'll play next week."
Lock completed 17 of 24 passes for 191 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Thursday's 24-13 preseason win over the Vikings. He added three rushing attempts for 14 yards.
After a quiet first quarter, Lock heated up in the second, leading a six-play, 59-yard touchdown drive that he capped with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Easop Winston. He stayed in the game for the third quarter, during which Lock threw an interception and a 19-yard touchdown pass to Jake Bobo. Undrafted rookie Holton Ahlers replaced Lock for the fourth quarter. Lock's the prohibitive favorite to beat out Ahlers for the backup spot behind Geno Smith, and the former Denver quarterback is likely to play the majority of snaps again in Seattle's second preseason game, Aug. 19 against the Cowboys.
The Seahawks and Lock agreed to terms on a one-year contract Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Seattle thus will operate with the same quarterback room from last season in the upcoming campaign, only with no competition in store after the impressive campaign put together by starter Geno Smith, who inked a three-year, $105 million extension in early March. Lock didn't see the field at all in 2022, but he'll at least be veteran insurance in the event Smith has to miss any time in the fall.
Lock didn't play an offensive snap during the 2022 season.
Lock lost a close battle with Geno Smith for the starting job during training camp. Smith left no doubt with his performance in the regular season with 4,282 passing yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Lock will be a free agent in March, and it's uncertain whether he'll stay with the team. He's still a credible backup quarterback, but his chances of starting in Seattle are slim, even if Smith ends up leaving in free agency.