Breaking News: Seattle Seahawks Trade Seneca Wallace to the Cleveland Browns

NFL News And RumorsAnalyst IMarch 9, 2010

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 27: Quarterback Seneca Wallace #15 of the Seattle Seahawks calls the play during the game against the Chicago Bears on September 27, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Bears defeated the Seahawks 25-19. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported that the rumor has become reality: The Seattle Seahawks have dealt backup quarterback Seneca Wallace to the Cleveland Browns for an undisclosed draft pick.

With 11 draft picks, this acquisition certainly wasn't costly for Browns President Mike Holmgren as a potential short-term answer at quarterback. Wallace is someone who is familiar with Holmgren's West Coast offenseโ€”which, to some degree, will surely be employed.

This trade surely spells the end for Derek Anderson. That was already a given, but this is just the final nail in the coffin.

Wallace leaves the Seahawks after an eight-year stint as a backup to Matt Hasselbeck. He is certainly an upgrade over the Browns current options and is likely not the last QB Holmgren will add. Look for him to bring someone else in to compete with Wallace in training camp, along with Brady Quinnโ€”if he doesn't get shipped out, too.

He has a fairly decent career stat line that includes 13 starts:

333/556, 59.9 PCT, 3,547 YDs, 6.4 AVG, 25 TDs, 14 INTs, 83.1 QBR

I am sure there are several teams that would have swapped that production for what they got out of the quarterback position last season. The Browns are certainly one of them.

It's been the general perception that Wallace could be a potential starter for several teams with below-average options at quarterback.

This very well could be his chance.


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