The Broncos’ revenge game of the century won’t quite be as big as expected. Initially, the Broncos’ home opener against the Seahawks was scheduled to pit both quarterbacks against their former teams. Now, instead, that won’t likely be the case.
Whether you hated him or loved him, Broncos Country was certainly obsessed with Drew Lock. It was a bittersweet breakup when he was traded along with a giant package to the Seahawks for Hall of Fame quarterback Russell Wilson. When the NFL schedule was released, the Broncos at the Seahawks was immediately circled as a game with the potential to be one of the most epic revenge games on Monday Night Football. It will still be a gigantic game for the fact that Russell Wilson will be playing his first game for the Broncos against his former team, but it will be against Geno Smith, not Drew Lock.
Drew Lock’s Time With The Broncos Was A Roller Coaster
Everything about the Drew Lock era in Denver was up and down. There were great moments and there were certainly rough moments. He had Broncos Country divided at times causing arguments to break out amongst fans on social media, at training camp, and at Empower Field.
From the flashy touchdowns to the embarrassing interceptions, Lock gave the fans little glimpses of hope, and when he wasn’t doing that he at least made mediocre seasons interesting. While the team’s coaching staff was a disaster and other questionable things got in the way of success, Lock had just about every opportunity to prove himself while in Denver.
In Seattle, Lock has found himself in a very similar situation compared to the last offseason when he was still with the Broncos. He has been competing in camp for the starting quarterback job against a veteran under a defensive-minded head coach. He was given a fair shot, but turnovers have been and always will be the death of struggling quarterbacks. Lock’s nightmare had been confirmed in a press conference by Pete Carroll following Seattle’s final preseason game after a rough performance by Lock.
Pete Carroll: "Geno Smith will start the opener."pic.twitter.com/8YBAH8rAOy — Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 27, 2022
Russ Versus Geno In The Broncos Revenge Game (Without Lock)
Broncos Country is still in shock that Seattle would be delusional enough to not only trade Russell Wilson but go into the offseason confident in Geno Smith and Drew Lock. Denver fans have seen this story too many times and Seattle will see it play out during the season. We will go in-depth the week leading up to the Monday Night matchup. For now, I will leave you with this in mind; this is Seattle’s Super Bowl.
If Seattle doesn’t realize it, the rest of the NFL sure does that this season will not be a good one for the Seahawks. Russell Wilson and the Broncos need to not overlook this game because with a coach in Pete Carroll who has pulled off crazier things he will have a solid plan going into the game. The possibility of overlooking this game is very unlikely, but it could sneak up on Denver if they don’t take the time to take Seattle’s drive seriously facing off against Wilson.