The Seattle Seahawks are reportedly bringing in a veteran quarterback to help out at training camp. Better yet, he’s plenty familiar with the Pacific Northwest.
The Seahawks have signed veteran quarterback Sean Mannion, as was first reported by Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic. The Oregon State alum is Seattle’s fifth quarterback on the roster.
Mannion joins a quarterback room which features Russell Wilson, Geno Smith, Danny Etling and Alex McGough. Prior to Mannion’s arrival, the Seahawks’ quarterback depth chart went Wilson, Smith, Etling and then McGough. It’ll be interesting to see how Mannion fits into the equation.
The Seahawks are soon expected to sign QB Sean Mannion, I'm told. No word on corresponding roster move. Seahawks have 3 backup QBs on roster right now: Geno Smith, Danny Etling and Alex McGough.
— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) July 31, 2021
ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed the news. Sean Mannion is the newest member of the Seattle Seahawks.
Former Rams and Vikings QB Sean Mannion is signing with the Seahawks, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 1, 2021
Sean Mannion spent the entire week in tryouts, working out for the Seahawks, New York Jets and Giants. In the end, Seattle liked what it saw from the veteran.
Mannion began his career with the Rams when they selected him in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He spent four years there, backing up Case Keenum, Nick Foles and eventually Jared Goff. The former Oregon State star signed with the Minnesota Vikings in 2019. He stayed there for two years, backing up Kirk Cousins in the process.
Mannion now joins the Seahawks where he’s capable of providing significant experience in their quarterback room.
It’s plausible Mannion is with Seattle for training camp only. Regardless, he’s getting another opportunity in the NFL