There could be a strange QB situation developing in Seattle this summer. Former Washington Husky Keith Price will have a shot at trying to find a place in the QB rotation with the Seahawks after he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the reigning Super Bowl champs.
Price will go down as one of the more accomplished QB’s in Husky history. He completed 64% of his passes and set a school record with 75 touchdowns after three years as a starter. Price will join four other QB’s on the Seahawks roster, that include Russell Wilson, Terrelle Pryor, Tarvaris Jackson, and B.J. Daniels.
Normally with a QB core as solid as the Seahawks’ it would be safe to simply dismiss this signing, but if we know anything about coach Pete Carroll, it’s that he gives everyone an equal opportunity to compete for a role. Just remember, Russell Wilson beat out Matt Flynn for the starting role his rookie year, something nobody saw coming.
Most everyone expects Tarvaris Jackson and Terrelle Pryor to be the two men competing for the 2nd string QB position, as Wilson is obviously a lock to be the starter. But you never know, Keith Price could be impressive enough over the summer to earn himself a permanent slot on the depth chart. Nobody is trying to insinuate that Wilson’s role as a starter is up in the air, but that second spot seems to be up for grabs.
Seattle is one of those teams that constantly raises eyebrows, and keeps fans and critics alike on their toes. Pete Carroll has made it clear that he believes in internal competition for open roster spots. This recent signing will further emphasize that nothing is guaranteed, and this is exactly how a smart coach keeps his players hungry and playing at their absolute best from the beginning of OTA’s all the way up until the end of the season.