Matt Tobin, a Dyersville Beckman and University of Iowa graduate, has spent the past four years with the Philadelphia Eagles as an offensive lineman.
On Monday, Tobin was traded, along with the Eagles’ 2018 seventh round pick, to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for their 2018 fifth round pick. In a press conference earlier this week, Tobin says it came as a surprise.
Sources say Tobin likely will slot in behind Rees Odhiambo at left tackle on the depth chart.
Tobin says he’s excited about this opportunity in Seattle.
During his high school years at Beckman, Tobin was selected to the second team all-state as a senior. In college, he was a walk-on at Iowa before earning a starting spot and then signed on with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent. Nothing has come easy for him – but he’s always been willing to work hard to get where he wants to be.
His new position coach, Tom Cable, says Tobin seems to fit what they’re looking for.
Seattle will host the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday night. You can find a video link to Matt Tobin’s first press conference as a Seattle Seahawk on our KMCH Facebook page.