After the Seahawks signed former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin as an undrafted free agent, coach Pete Carroll said that he saw some of Russell Wilson in Boykin’s style of play and said he liked the idea of having a backup that could “maintain continuity” in the offense.
During an appearance on PFT Live Wednesday, General Manager John Schneider had similar things to say about Boykin’s style and said he thought Boykin’s pre-draft arrest after a bar fight was the only reason he was available to be signed after the draft.
“He really does based on his style, basically running the read option and based on pure arm talent,” Schneider said. “In terms of getting in the book, being a pro and studying, those are things he’s going to need to prove to all of us over the next several weeks here as we evaluate him as a pro in the building. He does, though, because this guy has a lot of pure talent. If he wouldn’t have had his incident I think we all agree he would have been taken much higher.”
Jake Heaps is the only other potential backup on the roster at the moment, so Boykin should get plenty of opportunities to prove to Carroll, Schneider and the rest of the team that he deserves a spot.