RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign former first-round quarterback Paxton Lynch, according to ESPN'S Adam Schefter.
Lynch was drafted with the 26th pick in the 2016 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos out of the University of Memphis.
The 6-foot-7, 245-pound quarterback will compete for the backup job behind Russell Wilson in training camp.
Brett Hundley, the team’s backup in 2018, is scheduled to be a free agent in March.
Alex McGough, the team’s seventh round pick in 2018, signed a free agent deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars after spending last year on Seattle’s practice squad.
In his five appearances in the NFL, including four starts, Lynch has completed 61.7 percent of his passing attempts for 792 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions.
Seattle Seahawks signed former Broncos’ QB Paxton Lynch, as @IanFurnessSea reported. A chance to compete for a job to back up Russell Wilson.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 17, 2019
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