QB Seneca Wallace - Free Agent

5-11, 196Born: 8-6-1980College: Iowa StateDrafted: Round 4, pick 2003

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2013 Week 9 vs CHI (11 / 19 / 114 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Whatever we think of Seneca Wallace's overall performance, we should keep in mind that he came into the game after a week of minimal snaps with the first team offense--something which often hurts a quarterback's performance. Wallace also hasn't taken a snap in-game since 2011. Both of which explain his accuracy issues, but not as much his field awareness--or lack thereof. Wallace was sacked four times and every time it was a matter of him taking too long and holding the ball for too long which did him in. Two of his sacks came on the last drive--the first, a drive-killing 17-yard sack where he just ran backwards in a panic and pushed his team back to their own 20 yard line. Wallace also shorted multiple passes to receivers, sending a ton of passes into the ground two or three yards in front of his targets. All this despite the fact that the Chicago Bears chose to stack the line against running back Eddie Lacy (too little effect), leaving the receivers in mostly single-coverage. Hopefully a week's worth of practice with the starting receivers will help Wallace, but he's going to have to be more aware of where he is standing and make better decisions if the Packers rely on him going forward.

2013 Week 10 vs PHI (5 / 5 / 25 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

It looked very much like backup-turned-starter Seneca Wallace was much more settled on Sunday than he had when he stepped in for Aaron Rodgers the week prior. He completed all five of his first five passes, though the drive stalled out and the offense had to settle for a field goal attempt (which Mason Crosby missed--something which happened quite a bit Sunday). However, on the final play of that drive, a dump pass to tight end Brandon Bostick, Wallace injured his groin muscle. He was replaced by Scott Tolzien, who had just come off the practice squad. While by no means perfect, Tolzien looked good enough to potentially take the starting job away from Wallace until Rodgers returns.

2011 Week 10 vs STL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

The backup QB got a couple of snaps at WR and caught the only ball thrown his way for a 21 yard gain off of a double reverse pass.

2011 Week 13 vs BAL (1 / 1 / 4 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Wallace came in for one play in McCoy's absence and completed a well thrown 4 yard out to Greg Little. Unfortunately it was 3rd and 8 and the drive ended.

2011 Week 14 vs PIT (1 / 1 / 13 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Wallace came in after McCoy was illegally lit up by James Harrison on a roughing the passer penalty. He made a very nice throw to Evan Moore to get the ball to Pittsburgh's 5-yard line before McCoy re-entered, committed an intentional grounding penalty, and then threw an interception. Cleveland should have considered leaving Wallace in - not only because of McCoy's health, but also because of McCoy's ineffectiveness.


2011 Week 15 vs ARI (18 / 31 / 226 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 21 / 0 rush)

Wallace had a fairly efficient day starting for the concussed 2nd year QB Colt McCoy. Wallace really had this offense rolling in the first quarter with the help of RB Peyton Hillis, who was gashing the Cardinals run defense for multiple 10 yard plus gains. At the same time Wallace was able to find the open receivers. To set up the Browns first TD of the game, Wallace hit WR Mohamed Massaquoi for a 29 yard gain. It was a beautiful touch throw, where only his receiver would be able to catch it. From there, the Browns were able to punch it in with the strong running of Hillis. In the second quarter, the offense started to stutter as the Cardinals run defense was able to slow down Hillis. In the third quarter, Wallace made a great play despite being pressured in the pocket. Wallace rolled out of the pressure and found WR Greg Little in a mismatch against a linebacker. Little easily ran away from the linebacker for a 76 yard score. Wallace had a costly fumble in the fourth quarter that led to the Cardinals tying up the game. Overall, we see why Wallace is a competent backup in the league, and he definitely knows how to run this west coast offense.

2011 Week 16 vs BAL (19 / 33 / 147 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)

Wallace looked like a backup QB on a bad team for most of the day. He actually started off pretty good, hitting his first two passes including an 11 yard bullet to Evan Moore while rolling right. It didn't take long to come back to earth though as Wallace threw an INT off his back foot in Ravens territory. He connected on two of three passes on the next drive but all three throws were off target and the completions were more a credit to his receivers. After a perfectly thrown ball to Little on his next drive, the Ravens ratcheted up the pressure and made Wallace's day miserable. He was very rattled by the pressure and looking to run much earlier than most would. Wallace completed just one of his next six attempts and was getting hit often. He did manage to get the Browns inside the Ravens 5 at the end of the half but he and his coach managed the clock terribly and got no points out of it. Wallace struggled mightily in the third quarter. He saw several passes deflected and those he did complete were often out of bounds because of where he threw the ball. In the 4th quarter, Wallace was able to lead a TD drive and finished it off with a strong throw to Evan Moore in the end zone. It was reminiscent of his first quarter completion to Moore with the QB rolling right. Wallace was clearly overmatched by the Ravens D and got little help from his receiving corps in the last three quarters.

2011 Week 17 vs PIT (16 / 41 / 177 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / 44 / 0 rush)

Wallace looked very shaky for most of this game. In fact, his interception total could have easily been three or four. He often telegraphed passes, and Pittsburgh defenders got at least one hand on multiple passes. Wallace made big plays in the run game though, both of which set up field goals for his team. On the second of his long runs, he avoided rear pursuit from James Harrison and broke the pocket for 20 yards. Wallace isn't as bad a player as he appeared in this game because the Pittsburgh defense has been clamping down of late, but his ability to be a full-time quarterback in the league should really be in doubt at this point of his career.

2010 Week 2 vs KC (16 / 31 / 229 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)

Wallace didn't really show anything new with his fill-in spot-start against the Chiefs on Sunday. He is a potentially dual-threat, serviceable quarterback with a great arm. Wallace showed great touch on a 65-yard strike to Joshua Cribbs in stride for a touchdown and for the most part, did his best to keep the team in the game. He really didn't do enough to suggest he should continue starting if Jake Delhomme is good to go next week, but then again, you never know with Eric Mangini. Stay tuned.

2010 Week 3 vs BAL (18 / 24 / 141 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

Wallace had a good game and kept his team competitive against a tough Ravens defense - even staking them to a fourth quarter lead. He played under control and executed well on plays that went as designed, and he was elusive in the pocket when plays broke down. Wallace zeroed in on Ben Watson and Josh Cribbs, making one especially nice throw to Cribbs downfield on the run for the team's best passing play of the day. Wallace did leave the pocket a little early at times and took a loss when he didn't throw the ball away under pressure near the sidelines, instead going out of bounds for a sack. His one TD pass came on a play action fake at the goal line to Watson. Wallace had a chance to engineer a comeback drive after the Browns lost the lead in the fourth, but a miscommunication on a pitch back to Peyton Hillis ruined the bid.

2010 Week 4 vs CIN (18 / 30 / 184 / 1 / 1 pass, 5 / 5 / 0 rush)

Wallace, despite his average stat line, actually had a very respectable, impressive game on Sunday. His lone interception was due to a bobbled ball by Chansi Stuckey and he very well could have had a 16-yard touchdown pass added to his stat line had Benjamin Watson not allowed the ball to touch the ground after catching it in the end zone. He was laser-accurate on many key throws throughout the day and overall was a very big reason that the Browns got their first victory of the season Sunday. It's unlikely that his performance will cause Eric Mangini to stick with him as starter if Jake Delhomme becomes healthy enough to play, but then again, this IS Eric Mangini we're talking about...

2010 Week 5 vs ATL (11 / 15 / 139 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Wallace was very effective with his high percentage throws close to the line of scrimmage and elusiveness and mobility against the oncoming rush. He made a beautiful throw to Mo Massaquoi on the run in the end zone, but Massaquoi could not get both feet down in bounds. Wallace followed with a nice touch pass that Peyton Hillis tipped to himself for a TD. Wallace is the best QB on the Browns roster right now, and if justice is served, he'll be starter when he recovered from the ankle injury that John Abraham dealt him at the end of the first half.

2009 Week 1 vs STL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Wallace got one snap that was a trick play. He and Hasselbeck played pitch and catch - Wallace to Hasselbeck back to Wallace - resulting in a 24-yard reception for the Iowa State product.

2009 Week 2 vs SF (15 / 23 / 127 / 1 / 1 pass, 4 / 1 / 0 rush)

The injury to starter Matt Hasselbeck meant that Seneca Wallace played Sunday and played quite well.  He completed 15 of 23 passes for 127 yards to go with one touchdown and one interception.  His first pass was a touchdown to Julius Jones. Wallace passed a lot in the 2nd half as the Seahawks were trailing. He had a snap go over his head to kill one drive and his interception was on a deflection when he tried to force a pass to Nate Burleson.

2009 Week 3 vs CHI (26 / 44 / 261 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

Seneca Wallace stepped in for Matt Hasselbeck in Week 3, getting his number called to start against the Chicago Bears. Wallace had respectable numbers on the day thanks in part to 44 attempts, but his yards per attempt (under 6.0) reflect Wallace's shortcoming. Wallace tends to throw the ball under 20 yards and often 10 yards or less. Wallace's short route tendencies allowed the Bears to forego deep coverage and focus on the short routes, taking away many options in the passing game. Wallace does bring good speed and elusiveness to the position but until he is willing to help stretch the field the Seahawk passing attack will suffer.

2009 Week 4 vs IND (33 / 45 / 257 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 8 / 1 rush)

Wallace was decisive and accurate. But you can't take what the defense gives you when they don't give anything. He was under heavy pressure all day and while his fantasy line looks all right, the scores both came in garbage time. He made some good plays, especially when improvising in scramble mode, and showed good accuracy on his deeper throws, but came up short too often and just wasn't able to string together any real drives until the game was out of reach - the Seahawks scored two late TD's to make the score respectable, but for all intents and purposes, this was a 34-3 drubbing by the Colts.

2009 Week 8 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Wallace entered the game on a handful of snaps for Seattle's version of the "Wildcat". However, he handed off each time and did not attempt a pass.

2009 Week 10 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 16 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Wallace was used occasionally, both as QB and at receiver. He caught a 5 yard pass for a first down, and then in red zone, threw a nice pass to Houshmandzadeh while rolling out of the pocket, for another first down.

2009 Week 13 vs SF (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Wallace completed one pass, when he entered the game in the Seahawks version of the Wildcat formation.

2009 Week 17 vs TEN (1 / 1 / 17 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Wallace was used on a few token plays, but not enough to make a difference in the outcome.Jones showed a good burst and shifty moves, while mostly doing some old fashioned straight ahead running. His subtle little moves got him extra yards on a few occasions.

2008 Week 5 vs NYG (3 / 6 / 20 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

With the Giants blowing them out, Seneca Wallace entered the game late in the third quarter. He completed half of his six attempts for 20 yards, as the Seahawks seemed content just ending the game with short passes and runs up the middle.

2008 Week 7 vs TB (12 / 23 / 73 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 6 / 0 rush)

Wallace looked out of place in the backfield for most of the game. He could not string together any receptions and seemed to lack confidence. He looked hesitant in everything he did early in the game. He failed to break 100 yards in the air on 23 throws, simply unacceptable as an NFL quarterback. He was forcing throws into bad spots and being inaccurate other times.

2008 Week 8 vs SF (15 / 25 / 222 / 2 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

QB Seneca Wallace filled in for the injured QB Matt Hasselbeck and managed the team to victory over the struggling San Francisco 49ers. Wallace did not make any mistakes or turn the ball over. He found FB Leonard Weaver for two long scores but otherwise was not lighting the field on fire with his passing.

2008 Week 9 vs PHI (13 / 29 / 169 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)

On the Seahawks very first play from scrimmage, Wallace dropped back to pass at his own 10 yard line, spotted a wide open Koren Robinson and hurled the ball to him. 90 yards later, Seattle was up 7-0 on the longest play in the team's history. It would be the high-water mark for Wallace, and would go a long way toward making his day look better than it actually was. The rest of Wallace's game was filled with short completions, long incompletions and questionable decision making. While none of the many ill-advised passes Wallace blindly threw up in the air ended up as interceptions, a number of them easily could have. To be fair, Wallace did look to have a second long (34 yard) TD midway through the third quarter but WR Keary Colbert was unable to hold onto the ball for the score.

2008 Week 10 vs MIA (21 / 38 / 185 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 9 / 0 rush)

Wallace was quite sharp for much of the game. He appeared very comfortable dropping back into the pocket and firing away. Too often his receivers dropped his passes, however, killing drives before they began. He played a smart game, and almost became the hero with the clock ticking down, but he overthrew a wide open Bobby Engram, which brought up fourth down. He then threw a pass that TE John Carlson couldn't bring in, effectively ending the game. There were reports of a minor leg injury that apparently affected Wallace's mobility in the second half.

2008 Week 14 vs NE (20 / 28 / 212 / 3 / 0 pass, 3 / 47 / 0 rush)

Seneca Wallace played extremely well for Seattle, as he finished 20 of 28 for 212 yards, three touchdowns and one turnover, and added 47 yards rushing on three attempts in the run game. He completed passes to six different receivers and was only sacked one time. His first score came on a 14 yard pass to WR Deion Branch, who caught a second touchdown pass from four yards out in the third quarter. In between the Branch scores, Wallace connected with TE John Carlson from ten yards out for his third score. The only negative for Wallace came at a crucial point in the game. He was sacked and lost a fumble with two minutes left that sealed the game for the Patriots.

2008 Week 15 vs STL (15 / 25 / 226 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 3 / 0 rush)

Wallace had a horrible first half, then shook it off and led his team to the last minute victory. The Rams blitzed a lot, and got to him a lot. But he showed excellent poise under tons of pressure, especially after making adjustments after the half.

2008 Week 16 vs NYJ (18 / 25 / 175 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / -3 / 0 rush)

Wallace completed 72 percent of his passes and an average gain of 7.0 yards per attempt en route to a 91.3 passer rating. In the win, Wallace did not throw any interceptions, though faced limited pressure from the Jets pass rush for much of the afternoon.

2008 Week 17 vs ARI (24 / 43 / 250 / 2 / 2 pass, 3 / 14 / 0 rush)

After throwing an interception on the game's second play, Wallace quickly settled down and led the Seattle offense to a 64 yard scoring drive. He finished the game with a season high 250 yards on 24 of 43 attempts, and two touchdowns. He did throw two interceptions. He hit six different receivers, and looked good controlling the line of scrimmage for most of the first half. He rushed for 14 yards on three carries.

2007 Week 5 vs PIT (1 / 3 / 6 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 11 / 0 rush)

Once Branch left the game, Wallace was used as a slot receiver, and dropped a tough to catch ball that would have been a first down. Late in the game, he relieved Hasselbeck and did not look out of place at QB, but was only able to convert a single first down, scrambling for an 11 yard pickup.

2007 Week 6 vs NO (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Wallace got some game action on one play late in the fourth quarter. His natural play making ability was evident, as he beautifully plucked a Hasselbeck pass out of the air for a 30 yard gain, despite good defensive coverage. Announcer John Madden noted that Hasselbeck believes Wallace could be a Pro Bowl player were he to be a full time receiver and not the Seahawks' third string quarterback.

2007 Week 7 vs STL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Wallace lined up at receiver at one point, but was not targeted. Late in the fourth quarter, he replaced Hasselbeck, but did not attempt a pass.

2007 Week 16 vs BAL (1 / 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)

Wallace got some playing time late in the game once the Seahawks' victory was secured. He only threw two balls (both to tight end Will Heller), but was mostly in the game to hang the ball off and eat up the clock.

2007 Week 17 vs ATL (17 / 22 / 206 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)

Wallace replaced Hasselbeck to start the second half. He also gave up two costly turnovers - a fumble and an interception - while adding two touchdowns of his own, both to Nate Burleson.

2006 Week 4 vs CHI (1 / 2 / 6 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Wallace saw action on the last two series of the game, when the game was already decided. He threw two passes, one to Branch incomplete out of bounds, and one complete to fullback Mack Strong. Mostly he handed the ball off to Seattle running backs.

2006 Week 7 vs MIN (14 / 25 / 134 / 0 / 2 pass, 2 / 1 / 0 rush)

Wallace threw an interception on his second pass attempt and followed with a three and out on the next series, due in part to his receivers' inability to catch a pass. Once things settled down, Wallace showed a strong arm and excellent mobility in moving the Seahawks down the field for an early fourth quarter field goal. Wallace also fumbled into the end zone after being blindsided and the Vikings recovered it for a touchdown. Wallace finished the day completing 14 of 25 passes for 134 yards, no touchdowns and a pair of interceptions.

2006 Week 8 vs KC (15 / 30 / 198 / 3 / 2 pass, 3 / 21 / 0 rush)

Wallace did not get the win he would have liked in his first start, but he did play well. He displayed the skills and poise you would hope for in a second string quarterback. While making the occasional first time starter blunders, he compiled 198 yards on 15 of 30 passing. Good maneuverability allowed him to evade tacklers in the pocket, providing time for receivers to get open for a few big plays. Wallace should get another start next week as Hasselbeck recovers from his knee injury.

2006 Week 9 vs OAK (18 / 30 / 176 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 49 / 0 rush)

Wallace began the game well, completing his first three passes and finding Deion Branch for a 22 yard touchdown on the Seahawks' opening possession. Wallace scrambled eight yards to keep the second drive alive, and also had a run inside the 10 yard line on a designed play. He was stopped at the three yard line and the drive ended in a field goal. Deion Branch and Darrell Jackson each saw six targets in the first half. As the rain worsened in the second half, and with the score in the Seahawks' favor, Wallace only attempted nine more passes. He did scramble 37 yards for the longest play of the game, but the drive ended after he was sacked. Wallace managed the game well and the Seahawks always looked to be in control.

2006 Week 10 vs STL (15 / 23 / 161 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / 30 / 0 rush)

Wallace made the job look easy early on, driving the Seahawks into the Rams' red zone on three of his first four offensive drives. Two of those drives resulted in touchdown passes to WR Darrell Jackson and TE Jerramy Stevens, but the other ended in a Wallace fumble and 90 yard return for touchdown by the Rams. Wallace and the Seahawks' offense were virtually silenced in the second half with only 45 total yards. Wallace finished with 161 yards, completing 15 of 23 passes for a pair of touchdowns and no interceptions.

2006 Week 11 vs SF (19 / 31 / 252 / 2 / 3 pass, 2 / 21 / 0 rush)

Wallace looked like a back-up QB in the first half of this week's game, making poor decisions and completing two of his first seven passes to 49ers' defenders. He finished the half with only six completions for 54 yards and a zero under the Seahawks' name on the scoreboard. He rebounded and got his team back in the game, completing long touchdown passes to Deion Branch and Darrell Jackson, but tossed a third interception late in the fourth quarter to seal the Seahawk's fate. Wallace also added 21 yards to his stat line scampering away from the defensive pass rush.

2006 Week 18 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Wallace was on the field for the first play of the game. QB Matt Hasselbeck hit him on a short cross that went for six yards. Seattle did a similar maneuver last year during the playoffs utilizing Wallace's athleticism as a wide receiver. After the first play he wasn't on the field again.

2005 Week 13 vs PHI (0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

Wallace took over at quarterback for Seattle with just over a quarter remaining in the game. For the most part, he just handed off the football. He finished with zero completions on just two attempts.

2005 Week 14 vs SF (3 / 5 / 33 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / -3 / 0 rush)

Wallace replaced Matt Hasselbeck in the fourth quarter when the game was all but over. He completed three of five passes for 33 yards, but was mostly asked to hand the ball off to back-up running backs Maurice Morris and Leonard Weaver.

2005 Week 17 vs GB (9 / 17 / 98 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

Wallace started the second half for the Seahawks. He marched them downfield 71 yards to take the lead completing all four of his passes capping it off with a touchdown pass to WR Joe Jurevicius. Wallace threw the ball with zip and hit all his targets in stride. Wallace followed up the great drive with a terrible throw. On the first play of the next drive Wallace took a three step drop, planted, and threw a quick out towards WR Peter Warrick without thinking twice about it. CB Al Harris stepped in front of the pass for the easy interception setting up the Favre touchdown pass. It only got worse for Wallace as he began to face a more aggressive Packer pass rush. This combined with Seahawks sitting all their starting offensive line created a situation makes it hard to evaluate Wallace's play.