We should have seen this coming. The unusually low number of QBs on the Seahawks’ offseason roster hinted strongly that a veteran pick up was likely before training camp opens on July 25. With only starter Russell Wilson, recently acquired backup Brady Quinn and (now departed) street FA Jerrod Johnson on the roster, clearly, there weren’t enough NFL-caliber arms to sling passes through the rigors of training camp and the preseason.
Tarvaris Jackson, Seattle’s erstwhile starting quarterback of 2011, has returned to Renton. Whether he gets any meaningful snaps in Seattle’s CenturyLink field this fall is another matter.
Wilson’s 11 – 5 record as a rookie starter last season cemented his status as the team’s QB for the foreseeable future. Only injury will prevent him from taking Seattle’s first snap of the season September 8 in Carolina.
In stark contrast to last year, the QB roster intrigue this season is purely for the bac...