(1090 The Fan) – We’re less than three months away from the Seahawks’ first pre-season game down at Qualcomm Stadium against the (former AFC West division rivals) San Diego Chargers. The August 8 match up will be the prime opportunity for the rookies and Seattle newbies to burst out of the gate and make a case for a roster spot.
We’ve been having articles pop up recently that suggest the 2013 Seattle Seahawks (on paper) are ready to go and make a push for a championship:
Seattle Seahawks: Offseason Champs?
Swartz: Seahawks Drafting For Future More Than Present
We’ve also had ones that make the case that several rookies can directly contribute to the 2013 effort:
Swartz: Few Draft Picks Could Make 2013 Seahawks
Swartz: Who To Watch At Seahawks Rookie Minicamp
So why don’t we take a side-step. Todd Pheifer of the Bleacher Report has an ongoing position analysis for the team — and today he looks at the depth chart for Seahawks quarterbacks.
Out of the four on the roster, Pheifer says the “wild card” is easily Jerrod Johnson. Without too much hinting from Pete Carroll, we can guess he’ll likely be fighting for the third spot with Josh Portis. He is essentially a borderline NFL player who won’t give up a chance to get on the field. He spent some time with the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers, but never got a snap in a regular game. Johnson has also been with the Hartford Colonials (UFL), Arizona Rattlers (AFL) and most recently, the Sacramento Mountain Lions (UFL) in 2012.
Johnson has his work cut out for him. Not only will he need to wow the coaching staff this summer, but he’s also working against the fact that the Seahawks only had two QBs on the active roster in 2012.
For an analysis on Josh Portis, Brady Quinn and Russell Wilson, check out Pheifer’s full article: Seahawks QB Breakdown: Complete Position Evaluation and Depth Chart Analysis
-Chris Coyle, 1090 The Fan
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