Seahawks QBs build foundation ahead of training camp competition
The Seattle Seahawks have quarterback competition this offseason between Drew Lock, Geno Smith and Jacob Eason. The coaching staff is watching the action carefully during OTAs, but isn’t ready to name a starter just yet.
The Seahawks are kicking off a mandatory minicamp next week when offensive coordinator Shane Waldron gets a better look at the contenders.
“These two guys (Lock and Smith) are doing a great job – obviously Jake is also doing a great job coaching these guys – trying to demonstrate that leadership ability,” Waldron said. “Whether it’s in meetings, whether it’s on the pitch and they really do a great job of embracing competition amongst themselves where they push each other to do a better job every day.”
Waldron is using this part of the offseason to prepare quarterbacks for real competition later this summer when training camp begins.
“I think it’s just the overall command of the position,” Waldron explained when asked what exactly would determine the winner. “Whoever gives us the best chance of winning games. And right now it’s just a good learning opportunity, where we’re in t-shirts and shorts so they’re really building that base where they can go to boot camp and put themselves in the best positions to compete.
The Seahawks’ mandatory minicamp will take place from next Tuesday through Thursday.