The Seahawks are about to embark on a new era. After having Russell Wilson under center for the last decade, they traded him to the Denver Broncos. In return, they received four draft picks and three players. One of those is former Missouri quarterback Drew Lock.

Lock is currently entrenched in a quarterback battle with Geno Smith. His new head coach Pete Carroll had some nice things to say about the former Broncos quarterback:

“I’m surprised at some stuff that Drew does. His movement. His natural ability. His ability to move and throw the ball with his feet in awkward positions at times to get the ball out, his quickness of release. I saw that stuff, but until I saw the person, I didn’t know.

“He’s really talented. He has a lot of skills, man, and the game is easy for him in that sense. Physically, he can make all the throws, do the movements, run with the football. We’ve seen him run a lot out here and take off and go. So, it’s just been kind of the whole package that’s been a surprise to see that he’s just well-equipped.

Carroll also said that they are both entrenched in a quarterback battle, but Smith is the current leader in the clubhouse. Lock and the Seahawks play in their first preseason game against the Steelers Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET.