Seahawks moving B.J. Daniels to receiver, only have two QBs on roster

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The Seattle Seahawks are moving former quarterback B.J. Daniels to wide receiver, leaving just two quarterbacks currently on their 90-man offseason roster.

Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell confirmed on Tuesday that the team now considers Daniels as a receiver and kick returner instead of a quarterback.

That leaves just Russell Wilson and R.J. Archer as the only two quarterbacks under contract.

Tarvaris Jackson has served as the backup to Wilson in each of the last two seasons and currently remains unsigned. Pete Carroll has expressed a desire to bring Jackson back on multiple occasions this offseason, but no deal has yet been struck between the two sides.

“We’d like to get more arms in here but we have so many guys at so many spots right now that it’s tight at those positions. But for what we’re doing here, we’re OK,” Bevell said.

Archer spent time with Bevell in Minnesota in 2010 and also spent the 2012 offseason with the Detroit Lions. He’s mainly played in the Arena League since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2010 out of William & Mary.

The Seahawks are thin at the position now with the conversion of Daniels to a receiver. They’ve carried at least three quarterbacks into training camp the last several seasons and will likely need to add someone else before the end of July.

28 responses to “Seahawks moving B.J. Daniels to receiver, only have two QBs on roster

  1. Russell Wilson needs to hold out until he gets paid.

    Seahawks are clearly disrespecting him.

    He has been to 2 super bowls and he is making less than cam newton.

    Total BS

  2. Pete Carroll has expressed a desire to bring Jackson back on multiple occasions this offseason, but no deal has yet been struck between the two sides.
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    What’s T-Jack holding out for? I think veteran minimum is the best you can do at this point.

  3. Wow, only 2? In contrast, the Eagles have the following:

    Barkley, Matt
    Bradford, Sam
    Kinne, G.J.
    Sanchez, Mark
    Tebow, Tim

    So, 4 quarterbacks.

  4. Why doesn’t Bevell just come out and say Daniels will be used for gimmick plays?

    Its not like anybody will be fooled about what could happen if Wilson and Daniels are on the field at the same time.

  5. Russell will get his money – of that I’m not worried. The catch is doing that without monopolizing the salary cap. Russell wants to be on a good team – bankrupting the payroll will not accomplish that. Waiting until after the season allows the team to use the cap for another run at the ring. Don’t forget, they have Wagner to sign as well…

  6. If they add Jackson again they’ll actually have 1.5 QBs, since TJack is a negative asset.

    Not real concerned about this since Wilson has never missed a play in his entire career.

    Not. One. Play.

    Just sign Matt Flynn and be done with it.

  7. BJ was a pretty decent QB at USF, but I still shocked when he got drafted – it was unexpected as he wasn’t considered an NFL player and was injured for the last part of his last season at South Florida and leading up the draft. BJ had good speed, but not great, was a good juker, runner, but not great – and had a good but not great arm. His big issue was accuracy, he’d make some great throws then make 7 bad ones. Finally, the biggest reason I figured he wouldn’t get drafted, was that Skip Holtz came into the program and just ruined him – saying he was going to have him sit in the pocket, etc.

    Anywho what I really want to say is Skip Holtz stinks, he took a rising program in South Florida, that reached #2 in the nation, that was making big bowl games, and turned them into a team that got left behind in the conference wars and is lucky to win 2 conference games. He’s just terrible.

  8. If they sign Matt Flynn and pay him the veteran minimum it would feel like they never paid him $8mil to never start a game for one season.

  9. Daniels won’t make the team at WR. Sucks for him.
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    Wrong, he will make the team as a receiver. He is also still a potential QB. Seattle still has 3 QBs on the roster.

  10. ancienthawkfan ..monopolizing the salary cap? That is fresh….I guess all the QB’s making in the range of $20mil/year are monopolizing the cap. Shame on them!

  11. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Jun 3, 2015 5:07 PM

    Pete Carroll has expressed a desire to bring Jackson back on multiple occasions this offseason, but no deal has yet been struck between the two sides.
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    What’s T-Jack holding out for? I think veteran minimum is the best you can do at this point.
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    What if Jackson signs a deal with Seattle that surpasses the deal Wilson is currently on? PFT would tilt, that’s one thing. It would look bad and force Seattle to cave some on a new deal for Wilson.

  12. Hawks have a good plan.

    If Wilson won’t sign, they’ll sign Wagner and let Wilson play out the final year of his contract.

    Wilson will have better targets this year and his stats will show it.

    The salary cap will increase next year – up to $160M by some estimates.

    Worst case is franchise for Wilson which will fit within the year over year increase in the cap.

    Best case is a five year deal which will also fit within the increase in cap.

    Either way, the Hawks keep winning.

  13. BTW, unlike Harvin, Graham is becoming a team favorite already.

    Sucks to be you.

  14. I thought that BJ Daniels played his lights out during preseason and looked like he could step in for Wilson if he got hurt and pick up from where he left off if needed. I was hoping BJ Daniels would be the backup instead of holding out and waiting for Tavaris “I want more money or playing time” Jackson.

  15. I’ve never seen BJ play in the NFL (even the preseason) but like a poster above said, I was shocked he even got a chance. He was never really that impressive at USF as a QB, just as an athlete.

    I appreciate him beating FSU in his first-ever start, though. But I really wanted Matt Groethe to come back the following year on a medical redshirt. Ah, what could have been at USF.

  16. Wait who’s gonna be the starter then? They can’t seriously go into the season with the little dwarf Wilson who threw an int at the one yard line to an undrafted rookie cb. Poor Seahawk fans

  17. BJ Daniels is a BALLER! Dude makes things happen. He’s a clone of Wilson, only probably doesn’t throw as well, but he throws fine. I’d take his mistakes at QB and beat the crap out of most NFL defenses with Daniels as a QB. Gigantic sleeper.

    I’m serious!!

  18. Apparently the seaFrauds asked TJax to come back and play for $1.5M as a back-up. To that TJax replied “Play QB for less than $2M? You must think I’m crazy or stupid”

    BJ Daniels isn’t allowed to play QB for them either, as he makes midget Wilson look bad with all his pocket-throwing ability at a towering 6’1″

  19. Let’s go RJ Archer. More Proof that Introverted soft Spoken QBs can make it! Talk about being Resilient cutting teeth in AFL and getting a shot! He is accurate tough and throws with Elite Touch! All around Athlete!

  20. This is a genius move! After all, we all know that having insufficient backups at the quarterback position could never, ever possibly backfire.

    Sincerely,

    A Cardinals fan

  21. When told he could go to the Clarinettes and become the starting QB, Daniels decided it was better to be a WR on the Seahawks. He was quoted as saying “It is better to serve in Heaven than reign in Hell”

  22. “Pete Carroll has expressed a desire to bring Jackson back on multiple occasions this offseason, but no deal has yet been struck between the two sides.”

    Sorry, that’s inaccurate. Pete Carroll has not said he wants to bring Jackson back on a number of occasions; he has said on a number of occasions, that he wants to bring Jackson back. The sentence should read:

    “On multiple occasions this offseason, Pete Carroll has expressed a desire to bring Jackson back, but no deal has yet been struck between the two sides.”

    Two entirely different meanings.

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