Seahawks sign QB Jerrod Johnson

A day before the draft, the Seahawks have added another quarterback to the mix, signing former Texas A&M standout Jerrod Johnson.

Johnson, 24, most recently played for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League. He was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2011, but was cut during training camp. He also spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

As a junior at Texas A&M, Johnson beat out current Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill for the starting job and threw for 3,579 yards and 30 touchdowns with eight interceptions. He had shoulder surgery prior to his senior season and ended up struggling that year, eventually losing the starting job to Tannehill.

It’s hard to imagine the Seahawks see Johnson as a legitimate contender for the backup job, but they apparently saw something they like that at least merited giving him a longer look during offseason workouts.

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