In an attempt to find Russell Wilson's new backup after trading Matt Flynn, the Seattle Seahawks are bringing in a couple of former first-round picks and a familiar face for a visit. Matt Leinart and Brady Quinn are the headliners in a two-day workout/visit that also includes former Seahawks backup Seneca Wallace and veteran Tyler Thigpen, multiple people informed of the visits told USA TODAY Sports. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't confirmed the meetings, which include a workout on Monday. Leinart, the 10th overall pick out of Southern California in 2006, was a bust with the Arizona Cardinals and is trying to resurrect his career with a fourth team after short stints with the Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders over the past three years. He's obviously hopeful a reunion with former USC coach Pete Carroll could turn things around. Leinart has started only two games since the start of the 2008 season. Obviously, he wouldn't be needed to start for Seattle unless something happens to Wilson, who had a spectacular rookie season that ended with a tough loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the a divisional-round playoff game. Like Leinart, Quinn just recently completed a stint with a third team. He struggled in eight starts with the Kansas City Chiefs last year, throwing only two touchdowns to eight interceptions. Quinn's finest moment with Kansas City was his leading the victory over the Carolina Panthers a day after Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide. Quinn's two touchdown passes came on that day.
Seahawks will look at Matt Leinart and Brady Quinn
USA Today | Apr 7