Seattle Seahawks training camp 2022 will get going at some point in late July from Renton. For the first time since all the way back in 2011, Russell Wilson will not be in attendance after the blockbuster trade that sent him to the Denver Broncos.
Things have changed big time for this team since they were last in camp. Outside of the quarterback situation, we’re openly wondering what’s happening with star wide receiver DK Metcalf as he angles for a new contract.
As a team that’s in full-scale retooling mode and doesn’t stand much of a chance in the NFC West, it’ll be interesting to see how camp and the preseason go in Seattle.
Seattle Seahawks training camp schedule
No date has been set for Seahawks training camp as of publication of this article. Last year saw the team open up camp officially on July 31 as the NFL set up a specific date to welcome fans back after the COVID-centric 2020 iteration.
Seattle actually held practices on July 28 and camp ran through August 14. Bookmark this page for specific dates once they become available.
Seattle Seahawks training camp location
Here is the history of where the Seahawks have held training camp over the years, via Pro Football Reference.
- 1976-1985: Eastern Washington University — Cheney, Washington
- 1986-1996: Northwest College — Kirkland, Washington
- 1997-2006: Eastern Washington University — Cheney, Washington
- 2007-2007: Northwest College — Kirkland, Washington
- 2008-2022: Virginia Mason Athletic Center — Renton, Washington
Can you go to Seattle Seahawks training camp?
Yes. Seattle held 12 open practices for fans last summer. The expectation is that it will do the same thing in 2022 from Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton.
There’s also an expectation that at least one open practice will be held at Lumen Field. Last year, the Seahawks charged $17 for tickets to said practice. As with Seattle’s full training camp schedule, we’ll provide updates on this when they become available.
Storylines for Seattle Seahawks training camp
Here are the top storylines and Seahawks’ position battles to follow in training camp this summer.
Drew Lock and Geno Smith battling it out for QB1
For Seahawks fans, this can’t be seen as a great thing heading into camp. Rather than going after a proven quarterback such as Baker Mayfield to replace Wilson under center, Seattle’s brass will choose between these two career backups. Right now, it seems that Geno Smith has the advantage over Drew Lock.
That’s a positive spin to put on the situation. But what else would you expect from Carroll? Right now, the Seahawks have to be hoping Lock wins out. General manager John Schneider was high on him heading into the 2019 NFL Draft and made sure the former second-round pick from Missouri was part of the Wilson trade. He has more upside than Smith at this point. It’s not too close.
The DK Metcalf contract situation
One of the more truly talented young receivers in the NFL, Metcalf was a holdout from mandatory minicamp as the 24-year-old angles for a new contract. The question now becomes whether he will take the daily fines that come with holding out of actual training camp. For their part, the Seahawks are hopeful something can get done ahead of camp.
- DK Metcalf stats (2019-21): 216 receptions, 3,170 yards, 29 TD, 60% catch rate
Regardless of who is under center, Seattle is going to want Metcalf in the mix Week 1 against Wilson and the Broncos. Any deal would likely come in at roughly $25 million annually. Should something not come to fruition, a training camp trade could be in the cards. That wouldn’t be good for either party as this seems to be a match made in heaven.
The Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback situation
Gone are the days of the “Legion of Boom” in Seattle. That has been replaced by a combination of injury-plagued veterans and talented youngsters potentially set to play larger roles. This is no more true than at cornerback with Sidney Jones and Artie Burns seemingly sitting ahead the depth chart.
Seattle also has rookies Coby Bryant and Tariq Woolen looking to make an impact during training camp. In particular, the team has been impressed by what Bryant — a fourth-round pick from Cincinnati — brings to the table.
This could potentially be a boon for Seattle given the wide receiver talent opposing NFC West teams boast. It will be interesting to see both Bryant and Woolen during camp.