The Seahawks announced on Friday that they have a new backup quarterback. Signing Stephen Morris, though, definitely does not mean Seattle’s backup QB search is over. There is still time for Seattle to sign Colin Kaepernick.
Stephen Morris is now a member of the Seattle Seahawks. Calm down, everyone. I can see you dancing in the streets and all. There are celebrations to be had with this signing, of course, right?
But Morris hasn’t yet proven his greatness in the NFL as he has yet to play a down. And no offense to Morris, but hopefully he never plays a down in Seattle either. And that goes for any backup quarterback. Unless the Seahawks are up 300-3, I want Russell Wilson in the game.
Morris went undrafted out of the University of Miami in 2014 and has been on several teams since. Really, Morris’s value comes in allowing receivers to catch a ball from someone other than Wilson during conditioning drills. These start on Monday.
And Morris’s signing also does not mean that Colin Kaepernick might not end up in Seattle. There was a lot of confusion over whether Seattle was unhappy with Kaepernick not being clear whether he would stand or kneel during the national anthem. The team met with Kaepernick recently to discuss several items. But one topic just made national headlines and was confusing.
So, you know…Who really knows?
The city of Seattle is a liberal place and Kaepernick kneeling or not has little bearing on how fans will feel about him if he has to play for the Seahawks.
But, of course, now that Seattle has the great Stephen Morris, maybe the team doesn’t need anyone else.