Jan 28, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) is interviewed during Media Day for Super Bowl XLIII at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Kam Chancellor: I could play QB for Seahawks if needed

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The Seattle Seahawks have a number of quarterbacks on their roster — Russell Wilson, Tarvaris Jackson, Terrelle Pryor and B.J. Daniels.

Oh, and hard-hitting safety Kam Chancellor.

Chancellor, who played quarterback in high school, said on Tuesday that he would be prepared to play in a Seahawks uniform under center if asked to, per ESPN.com.

“I am the emergency quarterback here,” Chancellor said. “But right now, I’m the fifth-string quarterback. I’m working my way up the depth chart day by day.”

Hopefully the Seahawks never have to find out if Chancellor would be good enough to take control of the offense. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t interested if the opportunity came about.

“If it came down to it, yeah, I’m the guy,” he said. “I have about five or six plays down right now. I’m still working on my playbook.”

How serious is Chancellor?

Well, hopefully not too serious, but it should be noted that Chancellor was a pretty good QB back in his high school days.

At Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia, Chancellor played the game the way quarterbacks like Cam Newton play — with the dual-threat ability to pass or run the ball depending on the situation.

His senior year in high school, he threw for more than 2,000 yards and rushed for 500 yards.

After electing to attend Virginia Tech to play college football, Chancellor became a full time defensive back and has been dominant in the position ever since.

In four collegiate years, he recorded 208 total tackles with six interceptions and 24 passes defended.

In his first four years in the NFL, he has gotten even better — with 232 tackles, seven interceptions and 29 passes defended. The 6-foot-3 Chancellor has also forced five fumbles in the NFL.

A leader on the defense, it’s fun to hear Chancellor discuss his interest in the offense. He showed off his arm in OTAs last season with a nice throw to Richard Sherman, but it’s nearly certain the Seahawks want him on defense.

That way he can keep delivering hits like this:

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