Seahawks have released backup quarterback Brady Quinn, according to NFL.com's Dan Hanzus. Quinn had been competing with Tarvaris Jackson for the Seahawks No. 2
job behind incumbent starter Russell Wilson. He had spent the majority of the
preseason sitting behind Jackson on the depth chart, so his release is not
entirely unexpected. Quinn is a former first round draft pick out of the
University of Notre Dame. In all likelihood, he will find a home before too long.
been mostly unsuccessful in the NFL so far. With brief stints in Kansas City,
Cleveland, and now Seattle, he may be seen as a career backup who is incapable
of ascending any promising NFL depth chart. However, Quinn is an incredibly
athletic quarterback with a strong arm. If given the right opportunity and the
right coaching, it is not out of the realm of possibility for him to have
success in the NFL. As Cleveland found out when they drafted Quinn, he is very
easy to market as fans find him quite likeable…even if he is the backup.
out, Tarvaris Jackson is back in for the Seahawks. Only this time, fans are
hoping he won’t play such a primary role. Russell Wilson is now firmly
entrenched as Seattle’s starter, which is a much different situation for
Jackson when compared to his last stay with the Seahawks. However, he seems to
be flourishing in his role and could be a positive influence on Russell Wilson
and help push the young quarterback, not that the young man appears in need of
a role model.
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