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Why Brady Quinn was the Seahawks’ choice


By Brady Henderson

And the winner is … Brady Quinn.

The Notre Dame product and former first-round pick stood out to the Seahawks during a tryout Monday that included three other veteran quarterbacks vying for a chance to be Russell Wilson’s backup. The Seahawks also put Matt Leinart, Seneca Wallace and Tyler Thigpen through the paces.

The team announced Tuesday afternoon that it had agreed to terms with Quinn.

The Seahawks will be Quinn’s fourth team since he entered the league as the 22nd overall pick in 2007.

The Browns gave up on Quinn after three seasons, trading him to the Broncos in 2010. After not seeing the field during two seasons in Denver, he made eight starts in 2012 for the Chiefs, completing 56.9 percent of his passes with two touchdowns, eight interceptions and a 60.1 rating.

Going with Wallace or Thigpen would have given the Seahawks the luxury of a backup who’s mobile enough to run the read-option in Wilson’s absence. Leinart and coach Pete Carroll had a mutual familiarity from their days at USC.

So why did Quinn seem like the best option among the four?

Brock Huard shares his thoughts on that question in the video below.

You can listen to Tuesday’s show here.