Pete Carroll sees some Russell Wilson in Trevone Boykin

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Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin is just an undrafted rookie fighting for a roster spot, so maybe he shouldn’t be compared to a star like Russell Wilson just yet. But coach Pete Carroll is doing it anyway.

Carroll said as the Seahawks opened rookie minicamp on Friday that he sees a lot of Wilson in Boykin, who had a very good college career at TCU but is viewed by some as lacking the abilities as a passer to succeed at the next level.

“His versatility and his style of play is so similar to Russell’s,” Carroll said, via ESPN. “He’s got a big arm. He’s a very creative athlete. He’s got great instincts and great vision. His ability to run and make people miss and get out of trouble is very similar to what Russell does. I thought that the opportunity to have both those guys in the same offense, it gives us a chance — if it works out, and we’ve got a long way to go — if it works out, to maintain continuity with one of the backups.”

Despite his status as an undrafted rookie, Boykin has a decent chance of making the Seahawks’ roster. Currently Wilson is the only veteran quarterback on the Seahawks (although it’s possible that Tarvaris Jackson will be re-signed), and of the three undrafted rookies in Seattle at the moment — Boykin, Jake Heaps of Kansas and Vernon Adams of Oregon — Boykin got the biggest signing bonus and has the best college pedigree. Carroll sure sounds like he’s ready to give Boykin every opportunity to prove he belongs in the NFL.

37 responses to “Pete Carroll sees some Russell Wilson in Trevone Boykin

  1. Boykin had an excellent career at TCU. He had 10,728 yards, 86 TDs, and 37 INTs. He also had 2049 rushing yards and another 27 TDs on the ground.

    He blew it by getting in a fight his senior year and hitting police officer. What an idiotic set of choices.

    If he has learned his lesson, he could be an outstanding back-up to Wilson.

  2. So he’s similar to the best player in the NFL. Awesome.

    38 TD passes, 4,532 passing yards, 110.1 QB rating.

    Maybe we can finally get rid of Tarvaris Jackson.

  3. Vernon Adams too?? The Seahawks have carved out their own very unique identity at the quarterback position. Everyone wants the big strong QB and they will get the very best undersized overlooked guys.

  4. So he’s similar to the best player in the NFL. Awesome.

    38 TD passes, 4,532 passing yards, 110.1 QB rating.

    Maybe we can finally get rid of Tarvaris Jackson.

  5. oh Petey!!! Please just have at least an average (less) offensive line. Wilson will continue to catapult huge numbers at all the haters until…WHAMO* look who’s the new Tom Brady of the NFL. Whom ever his back up is wont matter.

  6. “They have similar levels of microbubbles and midichlorians, and we all know what that means. Is anyone interested in some Seahawks branded healing crystals?”

  7. QB Pecking order

    1.) Russ Wilson
    2.) TrevoneBoykin
    3.) Vernon Adams

    Write it down!

  8. Sounds like the Puget Sound Albatrosses are preparing for another second-place finish in the NFC West, and another flameout in the playoffs. That is, if the salary cap problems even let them get to second place.

  9. So does that mean Trevone Boykin also can’t throw a 1 yard slant to win a SB?

    #OneYearDynasty
    #Cheaters

  10. The lack of objectivity in this thread is amazing. People hate Russell Wilson because he isn’t on their team and he wins. Sure, the Seahawks have other components that make it easier for him (solid roster, etc.), but most of you guys wouldn’t complain if your roster got traded for theirs tomorrow. Grow up and demand more from your teams!

  11. Pete Carroll sees some Russell Wilson in Trevone Boykin…….
    Don’t ask don’t tell.

  12. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    May 7, 2016 12:26 PM

    So he’s similar to the best player in the NFL. Awesome.

    38 TD passes, 4,532 passing yards, 110.1 QB rating.

    Maybe we can finally get rid of Tarvaris Jackson.
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    seahawkboymike says:
    May 7, 2016 1:11 PM

    So he’s similar to the best player in the NFL. Awesome.

    38 TD passes, 4,532 passing yards, 110.1 QB rating.

    Maybe we can finally get rid of Tarvaris Jackson.

    ————————————————————–

    So you use two screen names to troll this site? LOL the depth that 1-2’s sink to never ceases to amaze.

  13. braceyourselffor12 says:
    May 7, 2016 5:12 PM

    osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    May 7, 2016 12:26 PM

    So he’s similar to the best player in the NFL. Awesome.

    38 TD passes, 4,532 passing yards, 110.1 QB rating.

    Maybe we can finally get rid of Tarvaris Jackson.
    ————————————————————-
    seahawkboymike says:
    May 7, 2016 1:11 PM

    So he’s similar to the best player in the NFL. Awesome.

    38 TD passes, 4,532 passing yards, 110.1 QB rating.

    Maybe we can finally get rid of Tarvaris Jackson.

    ————————————————————–

    So you use two screen names to troll this site? LOL the depth that 1-2’s sink to never ceases to amaze.

    ___________________________________

    Seahawkboymike also has about 12 other screen names, which accounts for many of the Cheathawk fans posting here.

    Seahawkboymike: E X P O S E D

  14. Not sure why people don’t like the fact that Pete Carroll is a 9/11 truther. It’s called Google people, it’s pretty widely known.

  15. I’ve finally grown comfortable with being the most hated team in football. Seemed like most people didn’t like the Hawks to begin with. You throw Russell’s holier than thou act in the mix and it basically a lock for most hated. Truncated by the meanest defense since the 2000 Ravens. I’d hate the hell out of us too. It’s good to be king.

  16. Thank you all. Was having a tough day and you came thru . and made me laugh. Vikings, patriots, and niners fans

  17. walterjonesing says:
    May 7, 2016 7:18 PM
    I’ve finally grown comfortable with being the most hated team in football.
    ————————-
    So, you’re a Cowboys fan?

  18. seatownballers says: Thank you all. Was having a tough day and you came thru . and made me laugh. Vikings, patriots, and niners fans
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    No doubt! It’s entertaining to see people try to be snarky when they really don’t have the brainpower to pull if off.

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