Seahawks’ are bringing back QB Alex McGough to practice squad


The quarterback position for the Seattle Seahawks is pretty solidified with Russell Wilson at the helm for the team.

But it never hurts to have quarterbacks on your roster, in case something happens to your franchise guy.

Specifically, the Seahawks on Wednesday officially signed their 2018 seventh-round pick Alex McGough back to the team to their practice squad.

McGough is very familiar with this role. Back in 2018, he was signed to the team’s practice squad before departing to the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent after the season.

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Since departing from Seattle, McGough has been with the Jaguars and the Houston Texans as his other teams. 

During Wednesday's presser, head coach Pete Carroll was asked if signing McGough to the practice squad a reaction to what happened with the Broncos against the Saints - where they had to use a receiver at the quarterback position due to every quarterback being out because of COVID.

Carroll's response was a simple "Yes," making sure that if something does happen like them to the Seahawks, they will be ready.

McGough is just 25 years old, in some capacity, he could be in for an interesting backup quarterback competition in the next season for the Seahawks.