Matt McIntyre was drafted in the 4th round of the 2021 XCFL Draft by the Pittsburg Steelers. Since his rookie season he has throw 47 passes. That all changed when he was signed to the backup QB role by the Seahawks. McIntyre was not going to see a lot of snaps with the Seahawks acquisition of QB Tyree Jackson but that all changed at halftime of the week 13 game vs. the Rams. Coach Smach had enough of Tyree who was benched in favor of McIntyre who came in and threw for 234 yards and 3 TDs. After that game McIntyre was the starter the rest of the year where he led the Seahawks to a 1-3 record. His first full game as a starter he led the Hawks to a 35-7 win vs. the Lions.
McIntyre features a quick accurate release, something Tyree did not have. With more time under center the coaching staff has confidence that McIntyre is the guy. Coach Smach said “McIntyre played great for us. With Tyree we felt the need to run an Air Raid offense, but that isn’t what this team was built for. We want to pound the ball on the ground and then beat teams with the play action or short quick passes and McIntyre did that perfectly in his time under center. He’s our guy.”
McIntyre finished the year with 1,166 yards and 8 TDs. With trade rumors swirling around Tyree Jackson, McIntyre looks to be the Seahawks week 1 starter next year.