The Seattle Seahawks made a big production of acquiring Matt Flynn in free agency to battle Tarvaris Jackson for starting quarterback duties, but they wouldn't shy away from adding another arm to the mix.
"He's a really good player and he's got a great upside," Schneider told The News Tribune during a Thursday pre-draft press conference. "We would definitely consider him (at No. 12). Just because we've done these things, the guys know -- it's no disrespect to Tarvaris, or Matt or Josh (Portis) at all."
Schneider told reporters his quarterbacks are prepared for the team to draft a passer in the first or second round, if the right guy is there.
"It's fun to talk about, but I mean (Tannehill's) not going to be there," Schneider said. "You know, I think he's going to get drafted pretty high."
Fun to talk about in the pre-draft whirlwind, but less delightful for Flynn and Jackson, we'd imagine.
Jackson is a tough, well-respected member of the offense, even if he doesn't scream "playoff run." Hence Flynn, who didn't sign his free-agent contract expecting Tannehill to the fly across the radar. The cupboard was bare at quarterback just a few months ago. We're potentially looking at a crowded house now, whether it's Tannehill or another young gun.