The San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks will arguably be two of the most-hyped teams to make the Super Bowl out of the NFC in 2013. Both teams traded their rather high-profiled backup quarterbacks this offseason -- the 49ers sent Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, while the Seahawks sent Matt Flynn to the Oakland Raiders. Although each team is confident in their young starting quarterback, Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson, respectively, they still needed to find a competent backup. As it turns out, both teams opted to go with quarterbacks who were formerly drafted by the Cleveland Browns.
We already knew about Colt McCoy heading to the 49ers, as the Browns completed that trade over a week ago. On Tuesday, the Seahawks made their move by signing former first-round pick Brady Quinn. Both quarterbacks find themselves in dramatically better circumstances than they were in a year ago. If McCoy or Quinn need to fill in, they will be facing the pressure of trying to lead a playoff-contending team. It could happen, too, given the amount of injuries that mobile quarterbacks seem to face.
In other news, the Oakland Raiders signed safety Usama Young to a deal. He could end up being the replacement for former starter Michael Huff. Raiders fans seemed overly ecstatic about the signing over at Silver and Black Pride -- well, that is, until one member put a halt to that by commenting, "Don't start suckin' each others dicks just yet..."
The Cincinnati Bengals had previously shown an interest in Young. Lastly, in other NFL news, the Detroit Lions signed veteran kicker David Akers. Not that Cleveland was going to sign Akers (especially after Dawson left), but it's another kicker who is off the market and perhaps out of Cleveland's way in pursuing kickers in free agency or the draft.