Seattle Seahawks: Full Position Breakdown and Depth Chart at Quarterback
The Seattle Seahawks are a fortunate team for many reasons. One of the main reasons is the fact that they have a rising third-year, championship-winning quarterback that they're only paying about $600,000 a year.
Russell Wilson is inarguably one of the most impressive quarterbacks of this generation and has been an undeniable part of Seattle's success over the past two seasons. He lives out the "not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog" adage in most every game, proving that Drew Brees isn't the only sub-6' quarterback who can ball out.
After Wilson on the depth chart comes a trio of good-but-not-great quarterbacks led by the newly acquired Terrelle Pryor. Some might argue that the backup role solely belongs to Tarvaris Jackson, but Pryor's shown enough in the past that he'll be allowed to compete for the job.
The team's fourth-string quarterback, B.J. Daniels, is essentially irrelevant, though we've never seen him play a down of football, so who knows what he could do? It doesn't really matter, though, as Wilson is the undisputed starter in Seattle.
4th String Quarterback: B.J. Daniels
Daniels isn't too great of an option at this point in his career, but he has shown enough promise to be kept on the roster.
He's never taken a snap in a regular-season game, so there's no telling what he can do, and it's not likely he gets a shot to prove himself as he's buried deep on the depth chart.
Daniels is an athletic quarterback who would seemingly keep with the trend of athletic quarterbacks on Seattle's roster, but again, it's not likely we see what he can do in a regular-season game anytime soon.
3rd String Quarterback: Tarvaris Jackson
Jackson has been a good backup for Seattle up to this point, but he's aging, and the team made an headline-grabbing move for a younger, potential-filled quarterback earlier this offseason.
Jackson played in three games last season, recording 150 yards with one touchdown and zero touchdowns, completing 77 percent of his passes in the process.
He certainly is a decent option if Russell Wilson goes down with injury, but the unique athleticism of Pryor is what will push him into being the second-string quarterback for the Seahawks. Even so, Jackson is a reliable backup who can hold the team down if it all falls apart.
Worst-case scenario is both Wilson and Pryor go down, but the Seahawks have a dependable veteran they can lean on, which is definitely valuable.
2nd String Quarterback: Terrelle Pryor
Pryor is an interesting prospect at quarterback as he is incredibly athletic and stands at 6'4" while weighing 233 pounds.
He was an up-and-down starter during his time with the Oakland Raiders, but he did show flashes of being a quality starter at times.
Pryor's best numbers came last season as he recorded 1,798 yards as well as seven touchdowns and five interceptions. He isn't exactly starting material yet, but I believe Wilson's work ethic and knowledge will benefit Pryor as a backup, and it could put him on the right track as a player.
He's got all the potential in the world and would certainly be an intriguing player on most teams, which leads me to believe that Seattle will have some special packages for him. The team could easily move him and Wilson around in a Wildcat-like formation, which would definitely be a confusing look for the defense.
There's no telling what the Seahawks' plans are for Pryor at this point, but I believe his spryness and boatload of potential will drive him to be the team's backup quarterback.
1st String Quarterback: Russell Wilson
It's hard to argue against Wilson's greatness this early on in his career. Admittedly, I've been somewhat critical of Wilson's play before—mainly after seeing him slip up toward the end of 2013.
It wasn't like there was a huge dip in his stats from 2012 to 2013, but we did see some growing pains from him. Regardless, Wilson played a key role in Seattle winning a championship. Certainly give the defense a good deal of credit but Wilson helped keep this offense moving and put points on the board.
He's firmly entrenched as the team's starter, and that's not changing anytime soon—they really got themselves a gem with Wilson (and to think they drafted him in the third round).
Out of all the highly praised quarterbacks from the 2012 draft class, Wilson is the only one with any notable success. Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III have seen the playoffs before, but Wilson is the only one to make it past the divisional round—not to mention the fact that he's the only passer with a ring.
He is without a doubt one of the best young passers in the league and is building a legacy with each game going forward.