Who’s Number 2?
A few days ago Josh landed in the news after being arrested on suspicion of DUI.
His agent, JR Rickert, was adamant on twitter that Portis was never arrested, but the damage has already been done.
When a player is a long shot to make a team–any team–he must remain on the straight and narrow path. Unfortunately for Portis, he couldn’t manage to do that. Being the second Seahawks player in the news last week for a negative reason didn’t help his case.
At this point I would have to say it is Brady Quinn‘s job to lose. Not only does Brady have the experience that Jerrod is lacking, Johnson is eligible to be placed on the practice squad. That means the team could have a 3rd quarterback who doesn’t take up a spot on the 53-man roster.
Jerrod has been cut the last two season by the Eagles and the Steelers. After being cut he played for the UFL and the AFl. Neither league pays near as much as the $102,000 Josh would earn this year on the practice squad.
I would be surprised if he wasn’t willing to sign with the Seahawks for that reason alone, let alone having a chance to work with Wilson, Quinn and quarterback coach Carl Smith.
Brady Quinn hasn’t exactly been successful in the NFL.
As I stated in the piece I did a few month ago, Brady hasn’t been on very good teams.
I expect him to be better in Seattle than he has been in the past due to his supporting cast.
I wouldn’t be shocked if the team added another veteran quarterback to compete for the position at some point, but as of today I fully expect the team to start Russell Wilson, have Brady Quinn backing him up and place Jerrod Johnson on the practice squad.
Of course last season I had Matt Flynn starting, and Russell Wilson backing him up and we all know how that turned out.
We will see how this battle goes, but one thing is for sure, Russell Wilson is the starting quarterback for your Seattle Seahawks, and that is a great feeling!