The Seattle Seahawks have found a possible backup quarterback, announcing on Tuesday night that they have agreed to terms with former first-round pick Brady Quinn.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Quinn entered the NFL with the Cleveland Browns, who selected the former Notre Dame standout with the 22nd overall pick of the 2007 NFL draft. In 24 career games with the Browns, Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs, Quinn has completed 296-of-550 pass attempts for 3,043 yards with 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions for a passer rating of 64.4.
The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Quinn started eight games for the 2012 Chiefs, his first game action since the 2009 season. Quinn completed 58.5 percent of his pass attempts for 1,141 yards with two touchdowns and eight interceptions as the Chiefs ranked 32nd in the NFL in passing offense.
Quinn was among four quarterbacks to audition for the Seahawks on Monday. Joining him in the competition were Matt Leinart, a 2006 first-round pick who played for Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll at USC. Former Seahawks quarterback Seneca Wallace also worked out on Monday as did Tyler Thigpen, an athletic quarterback who ran the option offense at Coastal Carolina who appeared to be a logical fit as the understudy to Russell Wilson in a Seahawks offense that utilizes the read-option.
The Seahawks had an opening behind Wilson after trading Matt Flynn (and the two years and $11.5 million that remained on his contract) to the Oakland Raiders. Seattle re-signed Josh Portis, their No. 3 quarterback in 2011 who was pushed off the roster in 2012 and was most recently with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts.