Drew Lock (COVID-19) ruled out for Seahawks' Thursday preseason matchup

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock (COVID-19) will not play in Thursday's preseason contest against the Chicago Bears.

What It Means:

Despite being named Thursday's starting quarterback, Lock will not be available for health protocol reasons. Expect Geno Smith to make another start under center as Seattle's front-running opening day starter while Lock remains a volatile option after he ranked 31st among quarterbacks with a 60.0 Pro Football Focus rating last season.

Lock's current 2022 yearly projection includes 172.4 completions for 1,891.1 yards and 11.5 touchdowns and 19.9 rushing attempts for 87.2 yards.