When Mike Holmgren came to Seattle, he reached out to the Packers to bring Matt Hasselbeck with him and he quickly became arguably the best quarterback in the history of the franchise. This time with a new team, Holmgren has once again reached back for a quarterback and traded for Seneca Wallace.
Wallace has been recognized in past years as
one of the best backup QBs in the league. But after running Gregg Knapp’s offense for a few games last year, Seahawks fans and critics may not be sure if he is worthy of that title. With the Seahawks looking at potentially taking a QB with one of their first two picks in the draft, Wallace may have been on the outside looking in anyway.
clearly won’t have the same impact on the team as Matt did here, but I’ll root for him the same way I did Kitna when he left Seattle. If he starts, I think he can bring the Browns back to .500, but he’s going to need more help than Josh Cribbs around him to get there. I’d say he’ll also have to learn to unload the football before he runs out of bounds for a loss, but I don’t want to beat up on a guy who’s on his way out the door.
who’s coming in after him? Early reports had the Seahawks interested in Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb of the Eagles. If you’re like me, you saw that report and said, “McNabb? Really?” Turns out they weren’t really interested in him, but are interested in Kolb. Well, they may have been interested in Kolb until they learned the Eagles want a Jay Cutler like deal (two first round picks) for their backup QB. Uhhhh, next?
With Wallace coming in, the Browns were in excess of
mediocre quarterbacks. They dropped Derek Anderson and I nearly choked when I saw that Seattle was interested. Anderson has some good times in Cleveland, but the reason for my reaction is that I vividly remember his week 5, 2 for 17 performance for 23 yards and 1 interception. I guess on the positive side, he did get the win that game over the Bills.
I probably wouldn’t have remembered it, but after a
near 300 yard performance the week before, I just happened to pick him up to fill in for a bye week on my fantasy team. So I’d personally rather see the Hawks pick up the third-stringer from San Diego, Charlie Whitehurst, who is also reportedly taking a trip to Seattle.
I’m not seeing the quarterback of the future among those players, but maybe someone knows something about Whitehurst that nobody else does. Hopefully it’s something more than his name, because that’s the first time I’ve ever heard it.