Seattle Seahawks Make Unfortunate Drew Lock Announcement

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Locke has tested positive for COVID-19

and will be unavailable for the team's preseason matchup against the Chicago Bears, the team announced Tuesday.

The news comes on the same day that Locke earned his first practice rep as the team's QB1.

The former Denver Broncos QB was due to start in Thursday's game.

Head coach Pete Carroll says current backup Geno Smith is still the Seahawks' "number 1 man" in the quarterback position,

But Locke has put in some solid performances in the preseason so far.

While playing in the second half of the team's Precision Opener this past weekend,

Thrown a lock for 102 yards, two touchdowns and zero interception.

"Both of our guys can't play," Carroll said, according to the team's website.

"That's what we know, they can both play."

While the original plan was to see Locke start in this week's preseason matchup,

His QB1 action will now have to wait until next week's competition against the Dallas Cowboys (if he clears health and safety protocols).

It's unclear what kind of effect this absence will have on this intriguing quarterback fight.