Brady Quinn wins quarterback derby in Seattle

And the winner of the backup quarterback derby in Seattle is … Brady Quinn.

The Seahawks chose the journeyman after bringing four veterans in for workouts. Jason La Canfora reports Quinn gets the contract after the Seahawks also kicked the tires on former Pete Carroll USC quarterback Matt Leinart, Tyler Thigpen and ex-Seahawk Seneca Wallace.

Quinn struggled last season when given opportunities with the Kansas City Chiefs, posting a 60.1 passer rating with two touchdowns and eight interceptions.

The Seahawks moved to add a veteran after trading Matt Flynn to the Oakland Raiders. It would not be surprising if general manager John Schneider considered a quarterback in the late rounds of the draft. The Seahawks hit it big in the third round a year ago with Russell Wilson.

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Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune