Report: Seahawks waive rookie QB Alex McGough

The Seahawks hope to sneak the seventh-round draft pick out of FIU onto their practice squad.

As expected following Wednesday's trade with the Green Bay Packers to acquire quarterback Brett Hundley, the Seattle Seahawks reportedly have waived rookie signal caller Alex McGough, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

McGough, a seventh-round pick out of FIU, looked to have the inside track on the backup job behind Russell Wilson. The trade for Hundley made him expendable, as Seattle has rarely carried three quarterbacks with coach Pete Carroll at the helm.

After struggling during the early stages of training camp, McGough completed 36 out of 62 passes during four preseason games, throwing three touchdowns and only one interception. He also displayed athletic ability as a runner, rushing nine times for 59 yards and evading pass rushers on numerous occasions during the preseason.

Despite outperforming veteran Austin Davis, however, the Seahawks clearly weren't comfortable with the idea of McGough being Wilson's primary backup in the regular season.

Instead, Seattle opted to bring in Hundley, who started nine games for the Packers a year ago replacing an injured Aaron Rodgers. During that span, he completed 60 percent of his passes, threw nine touchdowns, and averaged more than seven yards per rush, showcasing the physical traits the team likes to have at quarterback.

Since Hundley will be a free agent after this season, McGough still may have a future with the Seahawks and the organization hopes to be able to continue developing him as a member of the practice squad.

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