Seattle Seahawks training camp 2022 will get going on July 27 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
The Seattle Seahawks will open up camp on July 27 with “Season Ticket Holder Day.” Camp itself will conclude on August 21. Here’s the full schedule.
- Wednesday, July 27th at 1:30 PM – Season Ticket Holder Day
- Thursday, July 28th at 1:30 PM
- Saturday, July 30th at 1:30 PM – NFL Back Together Saturday
- Monday, August 1st at 1:30 PM – 12 North Day (for Canadian fans)
- Tuesday, August 2nd at 1:30 PM – Military Day
- Wednesday, August 3rd at 1:35 PM
- Friday, August 5th at 1:30 PM – Season Ticket Holder Day
- Saturday, August 6th at 2:30 PM – Lumen Field
- Sunday, August 7th at 1:35 PM
- Tuesday, August 9th at 1:45 PM
- Wednesday, August 10th at 1:45 PM
- Tuesday, August 16th at 1:45 PM – Kids Day
- Sunday, August 21st at 1:30 PM – Final public practice
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. A total of 13 public training camp practices will be open to fans. That begins on July 27 — the first day of Seahawks training camp.
A total of 12 of the practices will be held at Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Seattle will host a practice at Lumen Field on Aug 6. The tem will also hold a “12 North” day fo Canadian Fans, as well as a Kids and Military Day. July 30 will be a league-wide slate of open practices to welcome fans back, too.
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 (since traded to Carolina) 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.
There’s also some speculation that Seattle could kick the tires on a trade for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Though, that seems pretty unrealistic at this point.
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.