The Seahawks' starting quarterback, Geno Smith, is not a lock according to Mike Macdonald.

Geno Smith will not start at quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks under new head coach Mike Macdonald.

In a lengthy response that stressed the Seahawks' commitment to continuous improvement, Macdonald was asked on KJR if he had decided who will start for the team in 2024.

The first thing that I want you to know, and everyone should know, is that we're always trying to find out what's best for the team as an organization," Macdonald said, according to Michael-Shawn Dugar of 

Making the right calls for the team is our number one priority at all times. As much as I'm looking forward to Geno joining us, I know he's already met Coach Grubb, but I can't wait for him to meet Ryan and [QB coach] Charles London and go to work. 

 I don't want to avoid the question, but I'm looking forward to him coming in and starting to construct the club the way we picture it. The one and only way to accomplish that is to put it into practice. 

That's my main concern, dude. I suppose you could say that's the guiding principle we live by here: opportunities come to everyone on the club, even the quarterback position. The only thing keeping me from getting enthusiastic about our '24 season is his arrival on April 8th.

Since cutting or trading Smith would put more money on the salary cap than keeping him, the Seahawks are unlikely to do either. 

To be fair, Smith is still the starting quarterback, but Macdonald seems receptive to the idea of drafting, free agency, or trading for a quarterback to compete with Smith.