Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll stated Tuesday that the choice to have beginning quarterback Geno Smith sit out the group’s Week 15 “Monday Evening Soccer” recreation towards the Philadelphia Eagles was “gut-wrenching.”
Dealing with near-must-win circumstances, Seattle determined to play issues protected with Smith’s well being. The 33-year-old was initially reported as anticipated to start out towards Philadelphia regardless of his groin harm earlier than there was a change shortly before kickoff on Monday.
Smith hadn’t missed a recreation since being named the Seahawks starter forward of the 2022 marketing campaign till final week towards the San Francisco 49ers.
Lock stepped in for the Week 14 street tilt in San Francisco and went 22-for-31 for 269 passing yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, as Seattle dropped its fourth straight recreation and fell to 6-7 total. Lock completed 22-for-33 for under 208 passing yards and one landing (with no interceptions) towards the Eagles however got here up clutch on the game-winning drive. The 27-year-old signal-caller linked with rookie large receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba on a 29-yard landing go with 28 seconds remaining within the fourth quarter to all however clinch the victory.
The win evened the Seahawks’ file and stored them on the bubble, however nonetheless alive for a playoff berth this winter.
Regardless of the heroics of Lock, Carroll confirmed following the competition that Smith remains to be the starter and he is anticipated to be again in Week 16, when Seattle visits the Tennessee Titans.