Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The Seattle 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. Quinn has 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. With Quinn 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. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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