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Seahawks gunning for another QB of the future?

Posted on: January 11, 2011 5:40 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

With Matt Hasselbeck on the downside of his career – even though he was simply fantastic in beating the Saints, and he might stick around as a starter for another couple years – it makes sense that the Seahawks would continue to search for a potential future quarterback.

I think many of us would agree that Charlie Whitehurst, who was signed before last season for that “future quarterback” spot, is not that person. Now, it sounds like Seattle will give it another shot with a quarterback who’s virtually had no playing time in the NFL.

According to CSN Bay Area, 49ers practice squad QB Nate Davis will sign a contract with the Seahawks, pending that he passes a physical.

You might remember Davis because former San Francisco coach Mike Singletary blasted Davis’ work ethic early this year before stashing him on the 49ers practice squad all season long.

Davis was a fifth-round pick out of Ball State in 2009, and he has impressed observers with his arm strength. But when Singletary ripped him for his offseason practice habits, his stock certainly dropped. He also didn’t play great in the preseason games, and that didn’t help matters either.

And then there’s this.

From the article:

Davis' draft stock fell in the spring of 2009 when he revealed he had a learning disability. With Jim Harbaugh entering as 49ers head coach and bringing the West Coast offense, Davis would've been forced to learn a new offense, anyway.

Davis rarely practiced at quarterback during the season. He saw more action on the 49ers' practice squad playing tight end. The 49ers were not thrilled he gained approximately 15 pounds during the season. Davis plans to spend his offseason with a personal trainer in Indianapolis, he said.

The Seahawks are allowed to sign Davis because he finished the season on the 49ers' practice squad. The 49ers had one week of sole-negotiating rights to sign him to a contract that will begin with the new league year. After that one-week window, practice squad players become "street free agents" and are free to sign with any team.


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Posted on: January 9, 2012 1:07 pm
 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:00 pm
 

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Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Seahawks gunning for another QB of the future?

People make a big deal out of his 'learning disability.'  The guy is dyslexic.  It didn't stop him from passing English in High School, doing adequately well on the language section of the SAT/ACT, or passing his classes in college... I'm sure it doesn't stop him from understanding a playbook.  Especially since those are more diagrams than words anyway.

The (much) bigger concern is the question about his work ethic.  That's basically the fault that ruined JaMarcus Russell, and he had significantly more raw talent than Davis.  A fifth round pick can't afford to slack off if he wants to become a starting-quality QB.  Davis has the ability, but if he doesn't have the drive, it won't matter a bit.

On the bright side, it's not like he'll cost Seattle anything significant.  They can take a look at him during the early stages of training camp, and if he's not in-shape and up to snuff, they can drop him without having really lost anything on the exchange.



Since: Apr 4, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2011 6:36 pm
 

Seahawks gunning for another QB of the future?

Not the kind of QB I want running my teams offense, reading defenses and studying game plans. Sounds like he might be better suited for the Arena league.

Sorry about the previous post. Nate Davis wrote it.



Since: Apr 4, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2011 6:35 pm
 

Seahawks gunning for another QB of the future?

Not the kinda QB I want running reading defenses and studying game planes. Sounds like he might be better suit for the Arena league.


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