Reynolds has yet to catch on with an NFL team since entering the league but this time might be different. Looking back at Seattle’s lineup last year there was a clear lack of depth at the wide receiver position beyond the first three players. Reynolds certainly isn’t going to transform into an NFL star, he would’ve done it already if he was going to, but at least he gives the team a versatile gadget player who can sit deep on the depth chart and come in when needed.
It’s also worth noting that Reynolds played quarterback at Navy for four years before entering the NFL. He didn’t do a lot of passing and was utilized more as a runner, but he can still throw the ball. I don’t know how fond Pete Carroll is of trick or gadget plays, but it can’t hurt to leave the option open.
Reynolds saw action in all three preseason games, but only started in the team’s most recent loss to the Minnesota Vikings. In the game he had three receptions for 25 yards, hardly blowing critics out of the water but still proving he can contribute. Because of his background, Reynolds is one of the most popular underdogs in the NFL. Fans would be elated to see him land a roster spot on the Seahawks.