Drew Lock excited about ‘fresh start’ with Seahawks, ready to compete for starting job

As the QB carousel sits, Drew Lock is in line to take over as the Seattle Seahawks’ starting quarterback.

After three roller-coaster seasons in Denver, the former second-round pick told reporters Monday he entered the offseason expecting a change.

“I was ready for something to happen, and then when I found out that was what happened, I was really, really excited,” Lock said, via The Associated Press. “Excited for a fresh start. Excited to come and compete for an entry-level position.

The change came in a trade that brought Russell Wilson to Denver and sent Lock and a boatload of other assets back to Seattle.

With Jacob Eason the only other QB on the Seahawks roster, Lock would be the presumptive starter. The club have discussed the possibility of re-signing veteran Geno Smith. Seattle is one of the few open starting jobs with the likes of Baker Mayfield and Jimmy Garoppolo still available.

The QB carousel isn’t done spinning, and Lock is ready to compete with anyone the Seahawks inevitably bring.

“Nothing was promised, as I would like,” Lock said. “I would like them to come here and tell me I have to win it. Tell me to come to work. Tell me I have to come and compete. I have to play well. There are a lot of things I need do to show this organization that I should be the one taking these pictures, but at the moment nothing is promised.”

Lock showed playing ability as a rookie but has since struggled with everything from reading defenses to his accuracy. Denver has gone 4-12 with Lock under center the past two seasons, and the QB has completed just 57.9 percent of his passes with 18 touchdowns to 17 interceptions.

If he wins the starting job, Lock understands the legacy of the man he replaces. After wearing No. 3 at the University of Missouri and three seasons in Denver, he will move up to No. 2. Even if the Seahawks make No. 3 available, Lock said he wouldn’t want to wear Wilson’s number per respect.

“You wouldn’t wear (#18) in Indianapolis. You wouldn’t wear (#12) in Green Bay. That’s a sign of respect for him from me,” Lock said. “But also at the same time, I want to write my own story here. I want to do this myself. I don’t want to fight Russell. He’s done so many great things for this place and so many great things for the city of Seattle. (and) Washington State I want 2 to be remembered as Drew Lock.

It’s possible in the coming weeks that the No. 2 named Lock will represent his pecking order in the QB room if Seattle brings in a veteran to take over the starting role.

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