The Seattle Seahawks head in to Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Oakland Raiders with three quarterbacks on the roster, but it is unlikely that there will be that many heading after Saturday afternoon when the final 53-man roster is set.
Russell Wilson, Tarvaris Jackson and Brady Quinn are the three players that can play under center, and we all know Wilson isn’t going anywhere. Add in the fact that Jackson is set as the primary back up and Quinn is the man who needs to be worrying.
From the Seattle Times:
Keep: Russell Wilson, Tarvaris Jackson.
Cut: Brady Quinn.
Comment: The only question here remains whether they would keep three as Jackson appears to have clearly won the backup job. But depth at other spots and wanting to retain as many other players as possible, as well as confidence in the play and durability of Wilson and Jackson, likely means keeping just two.
There would be no reason for the team to keep three quarterbacks on the roster, especially when they have a quality back up in Jackson.
The good news for Quinn is that there will be plenty of quarterback needy teams that could benefit from adding a player like the former Notre Dame star. The Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets immediately come to mind.