Connor Degenhardt went undrafted, but that is where it all begins for the Massachusetts native.
Almost immediately post-draft Degenhardt received a call from his agent, he was invited to the Kansas City Chiefs rookie mini-camp.
Playing for the University of New Haven, Degenhardt posted a 59% for pass completion, throwing for 2,251 with a 29-5 TD-INT ratio through 11 games in 2022, while also having 6 rushing touchdowns.
Shortly after attending the Chiefs mini-camp, he was then invited and would end up accepting an offer to the Seattle Seahawks rookie mini-camp.
Seattle did not select a quarterback in this year’s draft, giving the impression that they are sticking with the 2022 AP Comeback Player of the Year Geno Smith.
There are roster spots available on the Seahawks’ QB depth chart. Currently Geno Smith and Drew Lock are the only players listed for QB1 and QB2.
One notable quarterback that Degenhardt will most likely compete against in mini-camp is San Antonio Brahmas QB1 Jack Coan, who received an offer to attend camp for a second shot in the NFL.
Coan signed with the Indianapolis Colts as a UDFA in 2022, but would not see any playing time which prompted him to the XFL.
Degenhardt has a really good chance of getting a roster spot with the Seahawks. This is a team that has their QB1 in Geno Smith, but the slot is on very shaky ground. Undoublety the team is looking for back-up options that could get a starting role in the future.