Seahawks' Lock to miss 1st preseason start after positive COVID-19 test

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock won't play Thursday's game against the Chicago Bears after testing positive for COVID-19, the team announced Tuesday.

Lock was set to make his first start this preseason after Geno Smith began last week's contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lock threw for 102 yards and two touchdowns on 11-for-15 passing versus Pittsburgh, while Smith completed 10 of his 15 attempts for 101 yards.

The two entered training camp competing for the Seahawks' starting job, which became vacant after the team traded Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos in the offseason. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll wanted to give each quarterback a chance to start in the first two weeks of preseason.

"Geno's still the No. 1 guy, he's holding onto his spot at this point," Carroll said Tuesday, according to John Boyle of Seahawks.com. "I really like what Drew has shown us. You look at his passer rating and some of the stuff he did (against the Steelers), he did a great job. Both of our guys can play. That's what we do know, they both can play."

Lock joined Seattle this year as part of the Wilson trade after three unimpressive seasons in Denver.

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