A Tim Tebow-Seahawks trade is not likely, according to a new report that says the Seattle NFL team isn’t even interested in looking at the quarterback.
The Seahawks are in the market for a backup to starter Russell Wilson. While names like Seneca Wallace and Tyler Thigpen have been considered, Tim Tebow’s name hasn’t even come up.
Initially, Matt Flynn was scheduled as Wilson’s backup, but Seattle traded him to Oakland this week, opening up a spot on the Seahawks’ depth chart for a long-term backup.
Along with Wallace and Thigpen, Brady Quinn and Matt Leinart are also being considered. The team is also looking to increase its use of the zone-read option. This is where the quarterback is a threat to run. For this reason, the Seahawks are considering Wallace, even though they traded him away to Cleveland four years ago.
Tim Tebow’s NFL future is questionable, according to reports. If a trade with the Seahawks or another team doesn’t surface, the Jets may release him. Tebow spent the last year with the Jets, though he never played a single game.
It is likely a smart move for Seattle to pass on Tebow, considering they already have a starting quarterback in Russell Wilson. NFL.com’s Kareem Copeland asserted that Tim Tebow’s presence in Seattle would only create drama. Copeland added that the quarterback won’t be happy on any team where he can’t compete for the starting position.
But while Tebow is reportedly not a consideration, Leinart and Quinn could be good picks. The same holds true for Wallace, whose skill set closely resembles Wilson. The team also acquired Josh Portis this week, meaning that their next pick will compete with Portis to be Wilson’s backup.
While Tim Tebow’s Seahawks future is unlikely, Russell Wilson’s appears solid. Wilson is the first starting quarterback to stay for two seasons since Pete Carroll arrived as Seattle’s head coach.
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