Seattle Seahawks sign former New Orleans Saints QB JT Barrett


The New Orleans Saints former quarterback Ohio State prodigy JT Barrett has signed a new deal with the Seattle Seahawks.

After multiple stints with the New Orleans Saints, JT Barrett opted to go elsewhere after clearing being labeled the team’s third-string quarterback. Barrett may’ve even had to fight with Swiss Army knife Taysom Hill for that spot as well.

Now, Barrett will get the right to fight for a spot behind Russell Wilson. In Seattle, that battle was currently waging between Paxton Lynch and Geno Smith prior to Smith’s procedure which will force him to miss at least the second week of preseason action.

After being waived in training camp, Barrett was picked up by Seattle and given a chance to yet again prove himself at the highest level. The three-time first-team All-Big Ten talent was initially signed by New Orleans in May of 2018.

He was then added and removed to the team’s practice squad on numerous occasions. While there certainly wasn’t hard feeling as he returned for the new season, the Saints weren’t going to continuing Barrett’s stay as a potential member of the 53-man roster.

This was a terrific move for the 6-foot-2 quarterback who went undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft after a stellar collegiate career. However, the combination of his level of play and style of play just hasn’t cemented him a role within an NFL organization.

However, that could change in Seattle.

As for his time in New Orleans, Barrett is nothing but thankful.

He talked with Greg Bell of The News Tribune and expressed that sincere appreciation saying, “I was very grateful for the opportunity.”

He also briefly went on to talking about what he’s learned under Drew Brees, and after grinning and asking the reporter “How long you got?”, Barrett said the main thing he took away from Brees was his consistency.

Moving forward, hopefully, he can take that consistency and apply it to his style of play. In Seattle, Barrett will have a chance to make the final 53-man roster.

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We wish all the best to JT and his family as he embarks on this new journey on the West Coast.