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.