Seattle Seahawks sign QB Danny Etling after release from B.C. Lions

The Seattle Seahawks have signed former CFL quarterback Danny Etling.

Etling was released by the B.C. Lions on Tuesday and signed with the Hawks on Wednesday.

The six-foot-three, 220-pound passer was a seventh-round draft pick of the New England Patriots in the 2018 NFL Draft. He spent his rookie season on the practice squad and earned a Super Bowl ring before being waived and picked up by the Atlanta Falcons in August 2019.

Etling was promoted to the Falcons’ active roster in Week 8 of the season after an injury to veteran starter Matt Ryan. The native of Terre Haute, Ind. then spent the 2020 season on Seattle’s practice roster and was released at the start of 2021 training camp.

The 27-year-old transferred from Purdue University to Louisiana State University for his final two years of eligibility, 2016 and 2017. With the Tigers, Etling won 16-of-23 starts while completing 59.7 percent of his passes for 4,586 yards and 27 touchdowns. To cap off his junior season, he helped take down Lamar Jackson and Louisville 29-9 in the 2016 Citrus Bowl.

Etling was named Southeastern Conference football Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2017.

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