Many didn’t believe former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was going to be playing at that position in the NFL, but when he was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, that all changed.
Head coach Pete Carroll even compared the former Horned Frog to current starter Russell Wilson.
Seahawks general manager John Schneider made an appearance on NBC Sports’ PFT Live on Wednesday and talked about the possibility of Boykin being Wilson’s backup for the 2016 season. He said that there is a good shot of Boykin having that chance very soon.
“He really does based on his style, basically running the read option and based on pure arm talent,” Schneider said. “In terms of getting in the book, being a pro and studying, those are things he’s going to need to prove to all of us over the next several weeks here as we evaluate him as a pro in the building. He does, though, because this guy has a lot of pure talent. If he wouldn’t have had his incident I think we all agree he would have been taken much higher.”
Right now, the Seahawks only have fellow rookie Jake Heaps as the other potential backup, so Trevone Boykin has a very good shot of winning the No. 2 spot on the depth chart. Who knows? He could get his shot on the field this year and even usurp Wilson as the starter.
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