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QB moves could send Thigpen Seattle’s way


While the quarterback wheel spins, sending unwanted parts to other places, the Seahawks suddenly have a vacancy.

At the moment, the only quarterback on the roster is Russell Wilson, but that might not be the case for long.

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, former Bills backup Tyler Thigpen is on the “short list” for the Seattle backup job.

To be fair, it doesn’t take much to lead the short list of available veteran quarterbacks. Unless someone wants Brady Quinn or Matt Leinart, one of the old Pittsburgh old guys (Byron Leftwich or Charlie Batch) or the lesser McCowns and Palmers (Luke and Jordan), there’s not a lot to choose from.

Thigpen has some run-around ability, and would be a logical fit for the Seahawks, but they’d need to invest again there. Then again, they’ve shown they can invest wisely, after drafting Wilson in the third round last year.

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23 Responses to “QB moves could send Thigpen Seattle’s way”
  1. chc36 says: Apr 1, 2013 11:36 AM

    Backup??? Thigpen is better than half the QBs starting today. Once I hear from my- I mean I’m sure once he hears from his agent I’m sure it’ll be good news from a team that needs a top 15 QB

  2. lo6icalvoice says: Apr 1, 2013 11:42 AM

    Thigpen looked good in KC a few years ago. Looks like a solid backup for Wilson.

  3. 49ers73 says: Apr 1, 2013 11:43 AM

    Russell Wilson will drop off his play just like Freeman in year 2, Kaep however takes the Niners back to the Superbowl, have fun finishing behind the Rams Seagirls fans…….3rd in nfc wets ain’t that bad anymore, looks good on you guys, plus sherman’s an idiot.

  4. Andrew Bailey says: Apr 1, 2013 11:50 AM

    Works out pretty good for Seattle.

    Matt Flynn wasn’t going to start anyway, so now they’ve got even more cap space, a couple extra lottery ticket draft picks, and if they do bring in Thigpen, a serviceable back-up with some starting experience.

  5. jiggajace07 says: Apr 1, 2013 11:59 AM

    Looks like they like someone in draft.

  6. mataug says: Apr 1, 2013 12:04 PM

    what about Pat White ?

  7. matthewcarlson1 says: Apr 1, 2013 12:24 PM

    Thigpen made a nice career for himself as a backup. Not a bad job I’d say, make a few million and hang out with an NFL team.

  8. buddysguys says: Apr 1, 2013 12:24 PM

    i’ll never forget when this idiot got pegged in the face by a ball while warming up….what a great thing to see live on TV

  9. brownmud says: Apr 1, 2013 12:29 PM

    Not that it will happen, but Colt McCoy would be a nice #2 option for Seattle. He is more athletic than given credit for. Probably would not take much to get him away from the Browns either.

  10. rilessea says: Apr 1, 2013 12:55 PM

    I like that Colt McCoy option… He would be a great compliment to Wilson and would thrive in the scheme Bevell has going, if e ever got thrown in.

  11. bryantrulen says: Apr 1, 2013 1:07 PM

    I also like the Colt McCoy move…Bring him to Starbucks City, but they need to add one more quality guy, whether its McCoy or somebody else…Leinart? I would consider bringing Tebow in as well

  12. lynchmobb12 says: Apr 1, 2013 1:15 PM

    I agree with brownmud. I think colt would be the perfect back.up to rw. If thigpen gets the spot, is have no complaints with that either. Id take any of em over either mccown

  13. illogicalvoice says: Apr 1, 2013 1:25 PM

    Tyler Thigpen would be the savior in Washington! He would pull this team from the ashes, unlike that guy RGIII!

    Tyler Thigpen, Savior, 2013!

  14. coltzfan166 says: Apr 1, 2013 1:34 PM

    Matt Leinart reuniting with Pete Carroll in Seattle? Makes too much sense

  15. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Apr 1, 2013 2:08 PM

    No Matt Leinart.

    The ‘Hawks need another mobile, big armed field general who knows how to win in the NFL.

    So, in other words, Matt Leinart would be a bad scheme fit.

    After all, the ‘Hawks obviously just passed on Carson Palmer, do you think he wasn’t on the table during the Flynn trade sesh? If he’d take a pay cut to play for AZ, he’d probably work for free in Seattle.

  16. zn0rseman says: Apr 1, 2013 3:29 PM

    Frankly, the guy is starting material.

    Brad Childress cut him to protect “his” guy, Tavaris “TJoke” Jackson after Speilman drafted Thigpen and he outplayed Jackson in the offseason.

    KC then pounced on him where he eventually became the starter. He had 22 TDs and only 12 picks in 11 starts on a really bad KC team. The. Romeo Crennel shuffled him to Miami to protect “his” guy, Matt Cassel. He then was buried on the depth chart behind Chad Henne and Chad Pennington. He played in one game, leafing the team to a win over Tennessee before being abruptly replaced by a barely health ly Henne. He was cut and signed to Buffalo.

    Frankly, I think he’s a good QB who just needs one real shot, which is something he has yet to get.

  17. evansvc says: Apr 1, 2013 4:14 PM

    Vince Young would be a perfect fit for a team needing a quarterback. … He is Motivated, Hungry and Determined to prove he can still play this game at a high level…. and that he can lead a team deep into the playoffs and possibly to the SuperBowl… Vince Young is salary-cap friendly “Low Risk – High Reward” type of guy… He’s a wise choice for the smart Team Owner/GM….

  18. seadawgs72 says: Apr 1, 2013 4:17 PM

    Should’ve kept Flynn. All the hawks did was create a need.Schneider has proven me wrong over & over & i hope he does again but i can’t wrap my head around this one. Unless they were closer to being up against the cap than i realize. With the run option exposing qbs, having a good quality backup may be necessary. Although, with only one season of run option to draw from the data’s definitely not complete. If Bob Griffin is any indication, us hawk fans are going to wish we had 2 starting qbs on this team before the season is over.

  19. mazblast says: Apr 1, 2013 5:33 PM

    Tyler Thigpen is one of those guys for whom excuses are always being made. Can’t actually, you know, uh, PLAY.

  20. bigfat12thman says: Apr 1, 2013 5:35 PM

    How bout Vince Young?! Should happily sign for league minimum and does how raw pure talent, no way Pete will ever forget that Rose Bowl. Pete works wonders with “troubled” players and he’s still young enough we could resurrect his career and get a 3rd for him later.

    I also wanted to keep Flynn, our backup will not only get to play the whole second half of at least 4 games but he’ll also play all of week 17…Flynn coulda shined like he always has when given a chance and we would flipped him for far more than a 5th…anyone know what rounds the conditional is?

  21. MichaelWrites says: Apr 1, 2013 7:56 PM

    For your daily dose of trivia that you don’t care about, when I wrote my novel SANDLOT, my use of the Pistol offense was inspired by what Tyler Thigpen did in Kansas City.

    See? I told you that you don’t care.

  22. gbraider says: Apr 1, 2013 11:57 PM

    Seneca Wallace back to Seattle is better than all those options….similar style, knows the area/facilities and some of the players on the team. Seems like a no-brainer to me…..

  23. dukeearl says: Apr 6, 2013 6:49 PM

    VY has personal issues he needs to deal with.
    I would not be surprised for the Seahawks to find another decent QB in the draft.

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