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Seahawks need backup QB as Drew Lock reportedly finds new team

Mar 12, 2024, 12:19 PM | Updated: 7:07 pm

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Drew Lock of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after a win over the Eagles in 2023. (Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

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Drew Lock is reportedly leaving the Seattle Seahawks after two years as their backup quarterback.

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The 27-year-old Lock has agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract with the New York Giants, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

The move leaves the Seahawks in need of a backup QB for Geno Smith, who is expected to return for a third year as Seattle’s starter after having his contract restructured earlier this month.

The Seahawks reportedly also lost running back DeeJay Dallas to the NFC West rival Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday. For more, read the story at this link from our sister outlet, Arizona Sports.

Lock, a 2019 second-round pick by the Denver Broncos out of Missouri, came to the Seahawks as part of the Russell Wilson trade ahead of the 2022 season. Lock was Denver’s primary starting QB in 2020 but lost the role in 2021.

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Lock began his time with the Seahawks by competing in training camp to be the Hawks’ starting quarterback with Geno Smith, Wilson’s backup for multiple years in Seattle. Smith ultimately won the job after Lock missed a scheduled preseason start due to COVID-19, the ran with it as he went on to win NFL Comeback Player of the Year and make the Pro Bowl in 2022.

Though Lock didn’t play a down for the Seahawks in 2022, the team remained high on his potential and re-signed him to a one-year, $4 million contract last offseason.

Lock did get his chance to lead the Seahawks’ offense when Smith dealt with a groin injury during the 2023 season, appearing in four games. His best moment came in a 20-17 upset win on Dec. 18 over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football, as he led the Seahawks on a game-winning 92-yard drive that ended on a 29-yard touchdown pass to rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba with 28 seconds left.

For his career, Lock has thrown 28 touchdowns to 23 interceptions along with a 59.7% completion rate in 28 games.

In New York, Lock joins starter Daniel Jones and reserve Tommy DeVito as QBs on the Giants roster.

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