Seattle Agrees To Terms With QB Brady Quinn
By Liz Mathews
The Seattle Seahawks have added an additional quarterback to the roster.
The team confirmed Tuesday afternoon that it agreed to terms with Brady Quinn, who will compete with Josh Portis to back up starter Russell Wilson. Portis had been re-signed by Seattle on April 3.
Quinn, 28, was originally drafted in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns and spent three seasons with the team. In Cleveland, Quinn studied under quarterbacks coach Carl Smith, who is now also with Seattle.
Traded to the Denver Broncos in 2010, Quinn remained on the roster for two years despite failing to see a regular season game behind Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow.
In 2012, Quinn signed with the Kansas City Chiefs and started eight games of ten games played, throwing for 1,141 yards and two touchdowns. Throughout his career, Quinn has completed 296 of 550 passes attempted and thrown for a total of 3,043 yards with 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
The Seahawks had worked out three additional quarterbacks on Monday before agreeing to terms with Quinn: Tyler Thigpen, Matt Leinart and Seneca Wallace.
I think that this pickup is all wrong for the Seahawks. They needed someone with speed, and a great arm. Rick