NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 3: Quarterback G.J. Kinne #4 of the Tulsa Hurricanes scrambles in the second half against the Oklahoma Sooners on September 3, 2011 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Tulsa 47-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
According to Jets' beat writer Manish Mehta, and confirmed by Seahawks beat writer Curtis Crabtree, the Seahawks will host former Tulsa QB G.J. Kinne for a workout on Wednesday.
According to Jets' beat writer Manish Mehta, and confirmed by Seahawks beat writer Curtis Crabtree, the Seahawks will host former Tulsa QB G.J. Kinne for a workout on Wednesday. Kinne went undrafted and was signed by the Jets after a very nice senior season where he threw for 3,090 yards with a 63% completion rate, 28 TD to 12 interceptions. He's known for his toughness, mobility, and ability to throw on the run, and at his Pro Day back in March, which the Seahawks did attend, he measured in at 6'1, 223, ran as quickly as 4.59 in the 40 with a 9'7" broad jump and 33" vert. According to scouting reports, he doesn't have the strongest arm, projects as a ceiling No. 2 QB with a lot of toughness and athleticism.
Mocking the Draft's Dan Kadar provides a nice scouting report:
G.J. Kinne, Tulsa
Ht: 6'2, Wt: 234 pounds
Strengths: As tough of a quarterback as there is in this class. Kinne gives a great effort and can make a play with his feet. Nicely drops the ball in the bucket on deeper throws. Texas transfer, sat out 2008 due to transfer rules.
Weaknesses: While he improved as a thrower as a senior, Kinne tends to lock onto one receiver and not play the whole field. Doesn't have a powerful arm and many of his passes wobble.
The Seahawks, though they are already in the midst of a three-way QB competition for starter and also possess a nice developmental project in fourth-string QB Josh Portis, are continuing on with the 'leave-no-stone-unturned' modus operandi to roster building and depth development. This tryout, though, is likely just a way to get a closer look at a backup type guy in the case the Seahawks need to add an arm in training camp or during the season because of an injury or possible roster trimming. Still, I wouldn't put too much stock into this development at this point, though it's interesting nonetheless.
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