QB drama sweeps through NFC West

September, 4, 2010
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Matt Leinart's future with the Arizona Cardinals is but one quarterback drama in the NFC West.

The Seattle Seahawks have interest in Patrick Ramsey, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, and signing Ramsey might indicate the team isn't waiting around for Leinart.

Why Ramsey? He was with Seahawks offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates and quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch in Denver for the 2008 season. Bates coached the Broncos' quarterbacks. Fisch coached their receivers.

The Washington Redskins drafted Ramsey in 2002, one year after Seahawks general manager John Schneider and assistant pro personnel director Trent Kirchner were with the team.

Ramsey's strong arm and gunslinger's mentality makes him a fit for the Seahawks in their new offense. Charlie Whitehurst, acquired from San Diego this offseason, also has a strong arm and more freewheeling style than the quarterbacks Seattle targeted previously during the Mike Holmgren years.

Signing Ramsey would presumably spell the end for J.P. Losman in Seattle. Update: Losman is out, and Schefter says the plan now is to go with two quarterbacks.

In Arizona, meanwhile, the Cardinals are carrying four quarterbacks and coach Ken Whisenhunt has said the team must name its starter and decide whether Leinart could remain in a No. 2 role. Lesser quarterback dramas are percolating in St. Louis and San Francisco. The Rams have not yet named Sam Bradford their Week 1 starter, while 49ers coach Mike Singletary told reporters he wasn't playing motivational games with Nate Davis when he questioned the third-string quarterback's preparation.

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