The Seahawks added quarterback depth on Thursday, signing former first-round pick Paxton Lynch to a reserve/future contract.
Lynch, 24, was the 26th overall pick and the third quarterback selected in the 2016 draft, taken by the Denver Broncos with a pick that was acquired in a trade with the Seahawks. The Seahawks used the picks acquired in that trade to select right tackle Germain Ifedi and tight end Nick Vannett.
Lynch figures to compete for the backup job behind Russell Wilson in 2019. Brett Hundley, who backed up Wilson in 2018 after being acquired in a trade with Green Bay, will become a free agent in March if he isn’t re-signed before the new league year begins. Alex McGough, a 2018 seventh-round pick who spent the season on Seattle’s practice squad, recently signed a future contract with Jacksonville.
Lynch, who is 6-foot-7, 244 pounds, appeared in five games over two seasons with the Broncos, starting four. He completed 79 of 128 passes for 792 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions while rushing for 55 yards on 16 carries. He was released by the Broncos in September of 2018.
Lynch becomes the 12th player signed by Seattle to a reserve/future contract since the end of the season. In addition to signing nine players who finished the year on the practice squad, the Seahawks have also signed former Rams kicker Sam Ficken and former Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Jamie Meder.
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