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DENVER, CO – AUGUST 11: Quarterback Paxton Lynch #12 of the Denver Broncos passes against the Minnesota Vikings during an NFL preseason game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on August 11, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks may have found their next backup quarterback.

The team announced Thursday that they signed former first round draft pick Paxton Lynch to a reserve/futures contract.

Q13 News sports reporter Ian Furness first reported the news.

Lynch was taken 26th overall by the Denver Broncos in 2016. He played in five games in 2016 and ‘17, throwing for 792 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions.

He was released in September by Denver and did not play in the NFL last season.

The Seahawks traded a sixth-round pick to Green Bay for backup quarterback Brett Hundley last season. He is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent.

Seattle also drafted quarterback Alex McGough in the seventh round last year and he was on the team’s practice squad before signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this week.

Starting quarterback Russell Wilson did not miss a play for the Seahawks in 2018 and has not missed a game in his seven-year career.

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