Seahawks’ Drew Lock Ruled Out After Testing Positive for COVID-19

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock has been officially ruled out of Thursday’s preseason game against the Chicago Bears after testing positive for COVID-19, the team officially announced on Tuesday.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Legwold, Lock is vaccinated against COVID-19.

Just over an hour before the announcement, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that Geno Smith was leading the team’s quarterback competition, but added that Lock would have a chance to start as the Seahawks took on the Bears.

“This is part of the plan,” Carroll said at the time. “Regardless of what happened, we were going to give Drew a chance to start a game and just see what happens. Fortunately, he’s played really well, and he deserves a shot to play just like everybody deserves a shot to play and show what he can do.”

“He’s been right on point. He’s done everything that he needs to do to this point to position himself to be a starting football player. So we’ll see how it goes.”

“Geno’s still the No. 1 guy,” Carroll said. “He’s holding onto the spot at this point. I really like what Drew has shown us … Both our guys can play. That’s what we do know. They both can play.”

Lock will have to isolate for at least five days in accordance with CDC guidelines, which are now being followed by the NFL.