Seahawks backup quarterback battle between two very different players

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 25: Quarterback Trevone Boykin (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 25: Quarterback Trevone Boykin (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /
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The Seahawks backup quarterback position is up for grabs. Who’s got the right stuff for the job, Boykin or Davis?

The Seahawks need Russell Wilson to win, like any NFL team needs their starter. As you may remember, Michael Bennett said “the Seahawks cannot win a game without Russell Wilson.” But injuries do happen, as we saw last season. It’s critical that Seattle has the right man in place, just in case Wilson does miss significant time. Before we get to the comparison, I do want to allay your fears. Number 3 hasn’t missed a lot of time in his career.

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First, he’s never missed a game. In his entire career, he’s taken 96.96 percent of the snaps at quarterback. Even with all the injuries last year, he was in for 95 percent of all offensive plays.

Of course that’s great. You want your starting quarterback to play. The flip side is, you want your backup to get significant experience. Fifty snaps is not considered significant. That’s all the action Trevone Boykin got saw on the field.

That is exactly why the Seahawks brought in Austin Davis and that former Niners quarterback for interviews. Austin Davis was signed, and the other guy went on a tour of the world. In fact, it seems the only place the former 49er hasn’t gone is an NFL city. But that’s another story for another day.

Remember, the incumbent backup has exactly fifty snaps in regular season action. That is exactly why there’s a battle for the Seahawks backup quarterback position.