Seahawks add quarterback Anthony Gordon as undrafted free agent

Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks have signed former Washington State quarterback Anthony Gordon as an undrafted free agent.

General manager John Schneider confirmed the signing of Gordon in an interview with Sports Radio 950 KJR on Thursday.

“We do have to address the backup quarterback situation,” Schneider said. “We were able to sign Gordon from Washington State who we’re really excited about.”

Gordon is currently the only other quarterback on Seattle’s roster beside Russell Wilson. Geno Smith served as the team’s backup last season but he remains a free agent. Gordon took over for Gardner Minshew as Washington State’s starter and amassed a ton of statistics in an air-raid attack. He threw for 5,579 yards with 48 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in his one year as a starter for the Cougars.

The Seahawks have typically had veteran backups alongside Wilson over his eight seasons in the league. Matt Flynn (2012), Tarvaris Jackson (2013-15), Austin Davis (2017), Brett Hundley (2018) and Smith (2019) have served in the role for Seattle. The only exception was Trevone Boykin in 2016.

Seattle will need more than two quarterbacks on their roster and a veteran addition would be an expected move. Schneider was asked if the idea of Cam Newton or Andy Dalton would make sense for them.

“Well we’ll look at everything,” Schneider said. “We never say no to anything. We go all the way to the wire with everybody, every deal that we’re in. We’ll poke our head around with everything.”

The Seahawks have yet to announce their full list of undrafted free agent signings.

4 responses to “Seahawks add quarterback Anthony Gordon as undrafted free agent

  1. Cam Newton would work best if he is willing to sit for a year to show his shoulder is good. He likely would want top backup QB money & other conditions like right of trade refusal, no tag options and $ bonus for milestones met. Dalton would not fit the scheme, but should be cheaper. Geno Smith will likely be the QB signed, again.

  2. Will be an interesting guy to watch, whenever football starts up. Go Cougs!

  3. The Cam Newton backup talk only works if you can have him on some Island, working out by himself away from the team but doing virtual work with Seattle coaches and on retainer in case Wilson gets dinged up. Pretty boy hat man, is not what Wilson needs as another set of eyes and ears on the sidelines.

  4. If Cam were to accept such a deal…I honestly don’t think he would be a problem at all whatsoever. I think he would sooner sit out the season than knowingly accept a below market deal to be a backup just to be a nuisance.

    That said… I don’t think there’s much of a chance at him going to Seattle regardless, because he will want to play/start, and Russ is *knock on wood* one of the most durable players in the league.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.