The Seattle Seahawksheld a workout on Monday that included one of the more notable draft busts at quarterback in recent memory, bringing in former Denver Bronco Paxton Lynch.
Lynch, drafted with the 26th overall pick in 2016, was brought to Denver to replace Peyton Manning. Two years and four starts later, Lynch was released this August in favor of Chad Kelly.
Following a sophomore season that saw Lynch get beaten out—and held off until the season was out of reach—by Trevor Siemian as the Broncos stumbled to 5-11, Lynch was rumored to be on the way out. Benjamin Albright, a Denver-based NFL reporter, discussed concerns over Lynch that were based around the quarterback’s love of video games being stronger than his love of football.
The Seahawks traded for Brett Hundley just prior to the start of the season, and have rookie Alex McGough on their practice squad. It’s unclear where the potential addition of another quarterback would fit in Seattle.
Among the other players who worked out for the Seahawks on Monday was Maurice Alexander, who spent training camp and preseason in Seattle. Alexander, a natural strong safety, featured at WILL linebacker in the preseason finale, with K.J. Wright injured. The Seahawks will be placing Earl Thomas on injured reserve this week, and could be in the market for a veteran safety.
The other name of note in Seattle’s Monday workout was Chad Hansen, a former Cal wide receiver selected by the Jets in the fourth round last year. Waived by New York on September 1st, Hansen spent a week on the Patriots before being released again.
Rounding out the group was wide receiver Keon Hatcher, formerly of the Lions and Raiders, defensive tackle Jamie Meder, who spent the last four seasons with the Browns, and cornerback Kalan Reed, formerly of the Titans.