Updated Quarterback Depth Chart for Seahawks After NFL Draft
Quarterbacks were the talk of the 2021 NFL Draft given a deep class at the position. Five QBs went in the first round alone, though several talented prospects were taken after that and plenty more were picked up as undrafted free agents.
The Seattle Seahawks have no questions when it comes to QB. In reality, this depth chart starts and ends with Russell Wilson. Wilson went through some swirling rumors about a potential trade earlier this offseason, but he's comfortably back under center.
Seattle had only three picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, none of which were spent on QBs, and the Seahawks surround Wilson with three solid backup options. Here's a look at the Seahawks' updated QB depth chart for 2021.
Seahawks QB Depth Chart 2021
1. Russell Wilson
Despite the rumors, there are no surprises here. Wilson's current contract actually quieted all of the offseason rumors. The seven-time Pro Bowl selection is in the midst of a 4-year, $140 million deal he signed in the 2019 offseason. If the Seahawks traded him, the team would be looking at an outrageously high dead cap hit. That was never going to happen.
2. Geno Smith
Geno Smith returns as Wilson's main backup option. The Seahawks re-signed Smith at the end of April to a one-year, $1.2 million contract. Smith completed 4-of-5 passes last year for 33 yards and owns 29 career touchdowns. He'll hit free agency again at the end of this season.
3. Alex McGough
Alex McGough was drafted by the Seahawks in the seventh round back in 2018. He has also spent some time on the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans, though he re-signed with Seattle toward the end of the 2020 campaign.
4. Danny Etling
The Seahawks first acquired Danny Etling off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons in 2020. A former seventh-round draft pick of the New England Patriots, Etling brings solid depth to this QB room.
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