Alex McGough

Seattle Seahawks
Quarterback #11
Seattle Seahawks
Quarterback #11

Alex McGough News

Cut by Seattle

The Seahawks cut McGough on Monday, John Clayton of ESPN Seattle reports.

Analysis: McGough has spent time with the Jacksonville, Houston and most recently, Seattle's practice squads, but the 25-year-old has never seen a snap in an NFL regular season game. The Seahawks currently have three quarterbacks on their roster -- Russell Wilson, Geno Smith and Sean Mannion.

Aug 24, 2021 12:37 PM EST

Inks future deal

The Seahawks signed McGough to a future contract on Monday, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Analysis: After spending some time on the Seahawks' practice squad, McGough will now have the chance to possibly see the field. The 25-year-old, along with Danny Etling, have likely been added as emergency quarterback options for Seattle.

Jan 11, 2021 4:08 PM EST

Rejoins practice squad

The Seahawks re-signed McGough to the practice squad Wednesday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: McGough was a seventh-round draft pick of the Seahawks back in 2018, so the team is already familiar with his skillset. He yet to appear in NFL action since joining the league.

Dec 9, 2020 3:00 PM EST

Let go from practice squad

The Texans cut McGough from the practice squad Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: McGough was the Texans' only practice squad quarterback, so the team is expected to pick up another player to serve as depth at the position. The 2018 seventh-round pick has yet to play an NFL snap since entering the league.

Oct 12, 2020 11:34 AM EST

Inks practice squad deal

McGough signed with the Jets' practice squad Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: McGough spent training camp with the Texans but couldn't beat out AJ McCarron for the backup job behind Deshaun Watson,. He tried out with the Jets but opted to come back to Houston. If Watson or McCarron get banged up, McGough will be called up to the active roster.

Sep 14, 2020 8:43 AM EST

Let go by Houston

The Texans cut McGough on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: McGough joined the squad this offseason as the team's third string quarterback but failed to make an impact. Now let go from the roster, the Texans will roll with just Deshaun Watson and AJ McCarron on the quarterback depth chart for 2020.

Aug 31, 2020 4:40 PM EST

Remains with Texans

McGough signed a reserve/future contract with the Texans on Monday.

Analysis: McGough joined the Texans' practice squad after being let go off the 53-man roster in mid-October, and he'll also begin the offseason with the team. The 24-year-old spent a month on the active roster but has yet to see game action since being selected in the seventh round of the 2018 draft by Seattle.

Jan 13, 2020 7:28 PM EST

Cut by Texans

The Texans waived McGough on Wednesday, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.

Analysis: McGough was the Texans' third quarterback behind Deshaun Watson and A.J. McCarron, but letting him go frees up a roster spot for offensive tackle Dan Skipper. If Mcgough clears waivers, he's expected to land on the practice squad.

Oct 16, 2019 1:22 PM EST

Ascends to active roster

The Texans promoted McGough to the 53-man roster Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: While there's speculation this is due to Deshaun Watson being roughed up by the Saints in the season opener, Pelissero emphasized that this move was in the works beforehand since the Jaguars showed interest in McGough after Nick Foles broke his collarbone. McGough will likely be a healthy inactive for most games since AJ McCarron is handling the backup duties.

Sep 10, 2019 1:55 PM EST

Moves to practice squad

McGough signed to the Texans' practice squad Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: McGough was waived by the Jaguars after a rough preseason. The 23-year-old will now turn his attention towards developing while on Houston's practice squad.

Sep 5, 2019 8:13 AM EST

Let go by Jags

McGough was waived by the Jaguars on Friday, Michael DiRocco of reports.

Analysis: McGough endured a rough preseason in Jacksonville, completing 11 of 29 passes for 60 yards and one interception, though he did add five carries for 59 yards and two touchdowns. Rookie sixth-round pick Gardner Minshew had similar struggles throughout the preseason, but he nonetheless showed enough to win the backup job behind starter Nick Foles.

Aug 30, 2019 9:39 AM EST

Leads late TD drive against Falcons

McGough completed six of 12 pass attempts for 31 yards, while rushing for 35 yards and a touchdown on three carries during Thursday's 31-12 preseason loss to Atlanta.

Analysis: The 23-year-old McGough resuscitated what had been a dormant offensive operation through most of three quarters, helping the Jaguars convert five first downs and score a touchdown on his third drive of work after the team managed just two field goals on its first 10 possessions of the evening. McGough was enduring a dreadful debut preseason with Jacksonville prior to Thursday, completing just five of 17 attempts for 29 yards, zero touchdown passes and one interception against the Ravens and Eagles.

Aug 29, 2019 9:51 PM EST

Signs futures contract

McGough signed a futures deal with the Jaguars on Tuesday, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: McGough was drafted by the Seahawks in the seventh round of last year's draft and spent the season on the team's practice squad. He'll now set his sights on making the Jaguars' roster in 2019.

Jan 15, 2019 11:26 AM EST

Lands on practice squad

The Seahawks signed McGough to their practice squad Monday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: McGough had a turbulent preseason, with moments of poise and others that revealed why no team selected him until the seventh round of April's draft. In turn, the Seahawks traded for Brett Hundley to be Russell Wilson's backup. McGough will use the time time to develop and possibly vie for the backup role in 2019 when Hundley's contract expires.

Sep 4, 2018 3:42 PM EST

Likely to land on practice squad

McGough is likely headed for the practice squad after the Seahawks traded for Brett Hundley on Wednesday, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Analysis: Seattle apparently wasn't too impressed with the backup quarterback battle between McGough and veteran Austin Davis. The rookie seventh-round pick at least still figures to have a spot on the practice squad, while Davis may just be out of a job. It is possible the team could carry three quarterbacks until Hundley has a strong knowledge of the playbook.

Aug 29, 2018 7:46 AM EST

Makes noise in second preseason game

McGough completed nine of 12 passes for 97 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's 24-14 preseason loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: McGough, who was selected in the seventh round of April's draft, is battling Austin Davis to be Russell Wilson's backup. Davis converted on just one of three tries for six yards Saturday. The difference in attempts and all around performance gives McGough a slight edge in the battle so far, but expect the competition to continue through the final preseason outing.

Aug 19, 2018 8:28 AM EST

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