It’s been a pretty up-and-down month for former West Virginia University quarterback Skyler Howard. After going undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, as most expected, Howard quickly signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. As with all UDFA contracts, Howard stood to make $465,000 a year for three years, provided he was able to make the 53-man rosters before the season starts.
Howard reported to Seattle and worked out for the team in the Seahawks’ rookie training camp over the weekend, and impressed a few outsiders with his performance.
@SkylerDonHoward has had a very impressive start at Seahawks rookie minicamp. @WVUfootball pic.twitter.com/IYsJ5t2rOb— Jake Steinberg (@Steiny31) May 14, 2017
Early Monday evening, 710 ESPN in Seattle reported that Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said former Baylor Bears quarterback, and Heisman winner, Robert Griffin III and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick are among the list of potential signings to backup Russell Wilson III this season.
Shortly after that news broke, the Seahawks released Skyler Howard from his contract.
#Seahawks re-sign FB Kyle Coleman, WR Speedy Noil (a tryout guy in last wknd's rookie minicamp). Cut QB Skyler Howard, FB Brandon Cottom— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) May 15, 2017
Howard could still land with an NFL team before the season begins, but the odds aren’t looking great.