The Seattle Seahawks will play the upcoming NFL season and take their chances on the quarterback on the roster. This means that the starting QB position may go to either Geno Smith or Drew Lock.

However, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will have to figure out who between the two play-callers will get the nod. But according to the team’s offensive coordinator, Shane Waldron, all signs point to Smith being the team’s starting quarterback for the 2022-23 NFL season.

Carroll did not address the quarterback void following the exit of Russell Wilson who went to the Denver Broncos. Adding a veteran was allegedly unlikely, something that douses water on the belief that the Seahawks were going to try and make a play for Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns.

The 27-year-old is reportedly seeking a trade following the arrival of Deshaun Watson to Cleveland.

But it appears that the man who will get the nod is Smith with Waldron claiming that the 31-year-old QB is on track to start in 2022, The News Tribune reported.

"Geno has done such a good job of carrying over (the offensive principles from 2021). He already had a head start over Drew right there,” the offensive coordinator said.

This echoes the previous take of Carrol, a statement he made back in April, ProFootball Talk reported.

"Geno has come in and is obviously ahead going in because he's had all the background with us," Carroll stated. "He's been with us for a number of years. He leads the charge right now. He's in command of our system as much as a guy could be. (Jacob Eason) had a year with us so he's doing his part. Meanwhile we're watching how Drew (Lock) comes along. ... He's busting his tail to catch up and be right with it."

It also makes sense considering Smith spent three seasons serving as a backup to Wilson. He started three games in 2021 when Wilson was injured.

For now, this appears to be the scenario. However, with time to spare, anything can still change as far as the Seahawks QB situation is concerned.

Geno Smith
Geno Smith #7 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Lumen Field on November 21, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

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