The 28-year-old Quinn was one of the best passers left on the market. He will back up Russell Wilson, who was very impressive in his rookie season. The Seahawks dealt reserve quarterback Matt Flynn to Oakland last week.
Quinn has made 20 career starts in six NFL seasons. He was just 1-7 starting for Kansas City in 2012, but he played very well in the victory, a 27-21 defeat of Carolina one day after Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher took his own life in a murder-suicide. Quinn would earn praise for his thought-provoking remarks about Belcher’s passing during his postgame press conference.