Pete Carroll Was Asked About Latest On Quarterback Decision

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Pete Carroll planned to start Drew Locke in the Seattle Seahawks' second preseason game before the quarterback tested positive for COVID-19.

With the now locked for Thursday's contest against the Chicago Bears, Geno Smith will make his second presidential debut.

However, Carroll has not decided against whom the pre-season finale will open.

Dallas Cowboys if approved to return the lock by Aug.

"Let's wait and see," Carroll said via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

"Let's see what happens. We don't need to make that decision right now."

In Seattle's inaugural exhibition against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Smith completed 10 of 15 passes for 101 yards.

Playing the rest of the game, Locke went 15 of 11 for 102 yards and two touchdowns.

Per Curtis Crabtree for FOX 13 Seattle, Carroll said he "fired" Smith for starting

and third-stringer Jacob Eason to see some worthwhile game time on Thursday.

"It will also give Jake a chance to play a little more, obviously, and he will get a good shot in the second half," Carroll said.

"Actually, he deserves it and he has practiced really well for us so I look forward to him getting out there and playing some football."

Carroll said that Locke only got one day of first team rep.

and "barely made it out of the practice area" because he was "pulling."

While it's not clear who will have the job to replace Russell Wilson, it looks like Smith has the upper hand.

Simultaneously with the commencement of the first season,

He has introduced the offense after starting three games for an injured Wilson last season.

Locke may have missed an important opportunity to stand his ground for the starting job.