The Seattle Seahawks reportedly tried to settle their backup quarterback competition in a major way.
Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reported Sunday morning Seattle recently offered the Indianapolis Colts a second round pick for backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett, an offer which was turned down. Brissett, a former third round selection of the New England Patriots, started 15 games for the Colts last season.
The reported trade offer comes less than three weeks after owner Jim Irsay told the Indianapolis Star the Colts have the best backup quarterback in the NFL, a player he doesn’t think they would accept a first round pick for.
The Seahawks are without a second round selection in 2019, following the trade for Duane Brown last season. The earliest selection they could send to the Colts in a trade — a 2020 second round pick — would be used approximately a month after Brissett is set to hit the free agent market.
Although Volin’s report is yet to be confirmed or clarified by any national or local (to Seattle and Indianapolis) reporters, it does seem to confirm what Josh Johnson’s reported visit last Sunday told us: The Seahawks aren’t yet satisfied with their backup quarterback options.