Seahawks To Sign TCU QB Boykin As Undrafted Free Agent
TEXAS, Sporting Alert - Seattle Seahawks has apparently agreed on terms to sign TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin as an undrafted free agent, according to a tweet from the player.
The Seahawks are pretty set at the quarterback position with Russell Wilson as their main man, so it was no surprised that they didn't choose to use any of their 10 draft picks to grab a QB.
However, Wilson is the only quarterback on the Seattle roster so if something should happen to the 27-year-old, they would need a reliable backup.
It is understood that after the release of Phillip Sims, who was one of the only two quarterbacks on the roster, Wilson requested that the club goes out and sign A backup.
It looks like he go his wish, as on Saturday night, Boykin tweeted: "I'm so happy and blessed for the opportunity. Proud to be a @Seahawks."
I'm so happy and blessed for the opportunity. Proud to be a @Seahawks
— Trevone BoyKING (@OGcURIOUSDEUCE) April 30, 2016
The 22-year-old Boykin had an outstanding career with the Horned Frogs, including finishing fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2014.
He completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 3,575 yards, the second-most in program history behind his own 3,901 yards set in 2014 - and converted 257-of-396 passes with 31 touchdowns last season.
Last term, Boykin also had 612 yards rushing on 123 tries, while running for 10 more touchdowns on the year.
The 6-foot, 212-pound Boykin ended his college career ranked first in TCU history in career passing yards, passing attempts, pass completions and touchdown passes in 48 total games.
Altogether, he threw for 10,728 yards and completed 830-of-1,356 passes for a 61.2 percent completion rate, which ranks him third in the TCU record books.
Boykin is expected to flourish in the Seahawks' method of play, seeing that the versatile QB fits the club's run/pass style.
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