5 burning questions for the Seahawks this training camp
By Dan Viens
With the start of Seahawks training camp less than two weeks away, we take a look at the biggest unanswered questions the team has heading into the 2016 season.
Training camp isn’t what it used to be in the NFL; not as much full contact, families taking busses to watch practice sessions, the Metropolitan Grill providing concessions, but one constant remains….. careers and seasons are often made or lost on the practice field in August.
The Seattle Seahawks may have one of the most talented rosters in the league and are a consensus pick to be among the league’s elite contenders in 2016, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have question marks.
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So as we pin our ears back and sprint to the start of camp, let’s take a closer look at 5 burning questions for the Seahawks this training camp.
IS BOYKIN THE RIGHT UNDERSTUDY FOR RUSSELL WILSON?
The Seahawks are putting a lot of trust in Trevone Boykin. From the time they signed him as an undrafted free agent, all signs point to him being Wilson’s backup QB. Jake Heaps is nothing more than a camp arm, or practice squad fodder at best. They made an offer to Tarvaris Jackson early in the free agency period but that ship has sailed. They put a waiver claim in on Conner Shaw but lost out to the Bears.
These are not big, bold moves to fill the backup QB position.
Are they that desperate to save money on the position, that confident Wilson will stay healthy, or just plain crazy?
Reports on Boykin’s performance in OTA’s and mini-camps have been positive, but that’s a lot of trust to put in an unproven rookie. If Wilson goes down for a stretch, can Boykin play well enough to win?
Let’s hope we don’t have to find out the answer to that.
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