The Seattle Seahawks did not exactly look all that impressive during their season-opening win against the Miami Dolphins. Seattle managed just a 12-10 win, needing a last-minute drive and field goal to take the lead and a late stop to seal it.
Quarterback Russell Wilson put forth an uncharacteristically poor performance, completing 27 of his career-high 43 passes for 258 yards, only 6.0 per attempt. His four carries went for just 16 yards. He tossed a terrible interception and lost a fumble as well.
Yes, he played part of the game on a clearly injured ankle after being stepped on by (you guessed it) Ndamukong Suh, but he was already playing poorly before that. Worse yet, the ankle injury is reportedly a “significant” one according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, and it puts his status in doubt for next week’s game against the
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2016
Wilson has been remarkably durable for a quarterback of his size during his NFL career. Wilson has not only never missed an NFL game during his first four seasons, but he’s never missed an in-season practice or even appeared on an injury report. That streak now seems likely to come to an end.
If Wilson has to miss any time, rookie backup Trevone Boykin will likely take the snaps. Boykin showed a skill set similar to Wilson’s during his time at TCU, routinely making plays both within and outside the pocket in the passing game and racking up rushing yards on designed runs and option plays as well. However, he’d be facing an extremely tough test during his first game, as the Rams have one of the NFL’s best defensive lines and have been known to give the Seahawks trouble over the last few seasons.
Source: CBS Sports / Report: ‘Significant’ ankle injury puts Russell Wilson’s Week 2 status in doubt