There’s absolutely no quarterback controversy within the Seattle Seahawks. A year ago at this time you couldn’t have said the same thing, but after Russell Wilson emerged on the scene in 2012, there’s no doubt who’s No. 1 on the quarterback depth chart. But with Matt Flynn being traded away, the Seahawks had to go out and get a reliable backup. Brady Quinn ended up being that guy, and while you can’t really call him reliable, he’s no slouch either.
Quinn has clearly had a disappointing career thus far. After slipping in the first round of the 2007 draft, he’s bounced around to several teams, and has yet to become a weekly starter. Maybe he’s finally giving up the dream of being a starter, because he has no chance of doing so in Seattle. Still, Quinn is not a bad quarterback. If push ever came to shove, he could lead this team to victory.
The reality, though, is that Seahawks’ fans never want to see him grace the field in 2013. Mop up time is likely the only time he’ll get, and if that’s the case, it will be a sign that things are going well for the team. Quinn is the proverbial insurance policy for the Seahawks, and just like any insurance, they’re hoping they don’t have to use it.
Quinn seems to be a lock for the backup role, but the team did recently re-sign Tavaris Jackson for depth at the position. I highly doubt Jackson beats out Quinn for the No. 2 spot, so his job seems set going forward.