Report: Leinart, Quinn among four QBs trying out for Seahawks

By Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

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Matt Leinart played in two games last season with the Raiders, his third team in three years. (USATSI)

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is rounding up a bunch of quarterbacks, including two former first-round picks, in a bid to find Russell Wilson's backup.

Matt Leinart, Brady Quinn, Seneca Wallace and Tyler Thigpen will be in Seattle for two days of workouts starting Monday, USA Today reports.

The Seahawks need a backup after trading Matt Flynn to the Raiders. After Wilson, Seattle has former practice squad quarterback Josh Portis and no one else.

Quinn and Leinart, who starred for Carroll at USC, are seeking to latch onto their fourth team. Leinart was taken 10th overall in 2006 by the Cardinals, and Quinn went 22nd to the Browns a year later.

Wallace, 32, and Thigpen, 28, might be better fits in Seattle because of their running ability. Wallace played for Seattle from 2005-09, throwing 11 touchdowns against three interceptions in 10 games in 2008.

Wilson, 24, is coming off a phenomenal rookie season in which he threw for 3,118 yards, tied Peyton Manning's rookie record of 26 touchdown passes and led the Seahawks to their first road playoff win in 30 years.

Asked to identify a 2013 breakout player, Carroll picked Wilson.

“He's going to bust out and will benefit tremendously from his first year,” Carroll said on the team's website. “It may be hard to imagine he's going to get any better, but I think he's going to get a lot better, being he was a first-year starter, first time in the league.”

 
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