Seattle Seahawks 2014 Training Camp Profile: BJ Daniels

Seattle Seahawks QB BJ Daniels

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The Seattle Seahawks, fresh off a Super Bowl win over the Denver Broncos, enter 2014 with high expectations of remaining the top team in the NFL. Seattle will be led by their young franchise QB Russell Wilson, who has been quite durable over his first two NFL seasons, but the team has a cluster of young quarterbacks whom possess immense potential as back-up caliber signal callers in Terrelle Pryor and BJ Daniels.

Daniels, in particular, is a 5-foot-11, 217-pound quarterback who throws the ball nicely, but struggles with decision making and deep ball accuracy. The former South Florida QB spent the beginning of his rookie season with the San Francisco 49ers before joining Seattle in 2013.

After being selected in the seventh-round of the 2013 NFL Draft, San Francisco had hopes of “stashing” Daniels on their practice squad for further development, but Seattle had other plans and put in a claim for Daniels, which was processed and accepted.

Daniels lacks the ideal measurables to be a lead-NFL signal caller and is not a traditional style “pocket passer”. Daniels uses his legs to escape the pocket and enjoys throwing while on the run. He lacks the deep ball accuracy and makes questionable decisions from time-to-time.

Daniels does possess immense potential as a dual-threat quarterback and could be used by Seattle in some wild-cat packages to help open up the offense. His speed and agility make the idea of a position switch to running back or receiver intriguing, but the former South Florida QB will likely compete with Pryor for the No. 3 QB job this season behind Wilson and No. 2 QB Tarvaris Jackson.

Tyler McMullen is a Miami Dolphins writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter and “like” him on Facebook, and add him to your Google network. 


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