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The Seahawks are inching ever closer to the start of the season, and coach Pete Carroll still has yet to name a starter at quarterback.

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“That could happen," Carroll told reporters on Tuesday. "Yeah, that could happen.”

Of course, Carroll did not specify how such a scenario would play out, whether that be to play a quarterback a half at a time, a game at a time or in specific game situations.

Perhaps Friday's game could give a glimpse of how Carroll plans on using the pair of QBs going forward; Carroll announced that Smith would start Seattle's preseason clash with Dallas on Friday. However, Lock will take the brunt of the snaps.

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Friday's announcement tracks with previous comments Carroll has said regarding the battle at QB. It seems the Carroll views Smith, backup to Russell Wilson in Seattle in 2020 and 2021, as the leader as the preseason nears its end. Lock, included as part of a trade that sent Wilson to the Broncos, is right behind him.

Said Carroll of his team's quarterback situation:

“Geno has been the guy in the lead position the whole time. I’ve protected that thought throughout and he’s done a really nice job. He’s been very consistent. We’ll just see what happens.

"He’s been very consistent with his work and all of that, and Drew has been really sharp. I know it’s not supposed to be a good situation when you have two quarterbacks and it means you don’t have one is the old Baltimore Ravens shirt saying, but I don’t know though we might have two (number) ones. We Jerry Rice ’ll see what happens.”

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The possibility also exists that neither Smith nor Lock will be the starter at the end of the season.

The 49ers are still trying to offload Jimmy Garoppolo, though a trade to a divisional rival seems unlikely. That said, if San Francisco can't find a viable trade partner (the only other one seems to be the Browns) then the team could simply cut him.

Seattle would then be free to negotiate terms and potentially bring Garoppolo on as, presumably, the favorite to win the starting job. As Carroll says, we'll see whether that happens in time for the Seahawks' season opener against Wilson and the Bronc Clarks os.

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Zac Al-Khateeb

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