Drew Lock was slated to start his team’s second preseason game against the visiting Chicago Bears on Thursday, and he was running with the Seattle Seahawks No. 1s during practice on Tuesday. However, the Seattle Seahawks announced on Tuesday afternoon that Lock tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play.
Lock, who is currently engaged in a quarterback duel with Geno Smith, must now undergo a five-day quarantine before he can rejoin the squad. Lock’s terrible timing comes as he was receiving his first opportunity to practice with the Seahawks starters on Tuesday. Prior to the news of Lock’s positive test, Carroll said that Smith remained the team’s top player and that Lock having time with the first teamers was part of the plan. Smith will now make another preseason start and return to practicing with the others earlier than anticipated. He worked with the offense throughout the summer.