In seven seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, Seneca Wallace was never the starting quarterback unless Matt Hasselbeck was hurt.
But now that his old Seahawks coach, Mike Holmgren, has brought him to Cleveland, Wallace believes that he’ll finally be a No. 1 quarterback.
Asked in a radio interview Tuesday if he thinks Holmgren brought him to Cleveland to start, Wallace said, “Yeah, that’s the way. I’m coming in with a lot of confidence and trying to come in and spark the team a little bit. It’s time to kind of start fresh.”
Wallace stopped short of saying Holmgren or Browns coach Eric Mangini has told him he’s the starter, but he indicated that he feels confident in his chances to start based on his conversations with Holmgren.
“We talked about some good things,” Wallace said. “Like I said, I’m excited to be going there. That’s all I can say. You’ve got to wait and see what happens.”
As it stands, Wallace’s competition for the starting job is Brady Quinn. It remains to be seen whether Holmgren will bring in any other quarterbacks to compete for the starting job.
In his career, Wallace has started 14 games and completed 333 of 556 passes for 3,547 yards, with 25 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.