NFL News – Seahawks Looking for a backup for Russell Wilson


Now that the Matt Flynn-to-Oakland trade is now done — as NFL News reported by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports — it’s another spin on the offseason QB carousel, another move going to happen apparently forthcoming involving current Raiders QB Carson Palmer. But it raises a significant question: Who will be Russell Wilson’s backup in Seattle next season?

NFL NewsThe Seahawks may look to strike gold in the draft again this offseason (as they did with Round 3 selection Wilson in 2012), but they’re also likely to add a veteran in the meantime. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, one player on their short list is former Bills QB Tyler Thigpen. Thigpen has experience in the read-option offense, though his skills in the other aspects of quarterbacking do fall short of Wilson’s. One other free agent QB out there with experience using his legs is Vince Young, though we haven’t heard anything substantive linking him to any NFL teams as yet.

And looking back to Seahawks HC Pete Carroll’s ties to USC, it appears that Matt Leinart is also on their radar as a potential No. 2 QB, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The Seattle Seahawks are 4-1 Betting Odds to win the NFC Championship, and also the Seattle Seahawks are listed at 7-1 Betting Odds to win Super Bowl XLVIII.


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