Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has confirmed that quarterback Russell Wilson has an MCL sprain in his left knee and may miss Sunday's matchup against the Jets at MetLife Stadium.
Asked on 710 ESPN Seattle if he would sit Wilson Sunday to give the quarterback more time to heal heading into a Week 5 bye, Carroll wouldn't discount the possibility.
"I think obviously there's a consideration for that," he said Monday. "With an extra couple weeks it would help everybody, if they could sit out for a while and they could all get healed. But we'll see what happens. We're going to do the right thing. We're going to make sure that we're very careful. He's an extraordinary person. We have to listen very carefully because he's going to will it and feel that he can do everything. We just got to see through it and make sure we're supporting him properly to help protect him from himself."
In fairness, Carroll said sitting everyone a week leading up to the bye would help, so it seems like he tried to get around the specific question about Wilson. But the fact the team has a bye in Week 5 and Wilson has had an ankle and knee injury already this season, it may be what the team decides to do. We likely won't know more until later in the week. Trevone Boykin would get the start if Wilson is out Week 4.
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson suffered a left knee injury in the third quarter with the Seahawks leading big.
Wilson was pulled down awkwardly while being sacked by San Francisco's Eli Harold with 10 minutes to go in the third quarter. Harold was flagged for a horse collar tackle on the play as he fell on Wilson's lower leg. Wilson stayed down for a few moments before hoping up and limping around. He missed one play on that series - the first missed play of his career due to injury - but returned to throw one more pass, a 10-yard completion to Doug Baldwin.
Wilson was on the Seattle bench for its next offensive possession having a brace put on his left knee after a San Francisco turnover led to a quick change of possession. Trevone Boykin took over and Steven Hauschka's third field goal gave Seattle a 30-3 lead.
The knee injury comes on top of Wilson playing the last two weeks after suffering a sprained right ankle in the opener against Miami. Wilson was said to have more mobility coming into this week with the ankle, but the knee injury at least puts in question his status for the Seahawks next game.
Aug 03, 2016 · 4:45 PM EDT
The big question here remains who will back up Russell Wilson once the regular season begins. Jake Heaps, working with the third team behind Trevone Boykin, has had some nice moments, including a touchdown pass to Antwan Goodley that ended practice Monday. But Boykin remains the clear No. 2.
General manager John Schneider, though, has said the team will keep its eyes out for quarterbacks who could became available as camps progress and cuts are made. The truer tests for Boykin will begin with the first preseason game at Kansas City on Aug. 13, when the Seahawks will really get a feel for how ready Boykin is for the job.
Jul 03, 2016 · 4:15 PM EDT
The Seattle Seahawks were one of the teams to put in a waiver claim for quarterback Connor Shaw, according to Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate.
Shaw was cut by the Cleveland Browns and landed on the Chicago Bears, but he drew interest from multiple teams, including the New Orleans Saints.
The note is a reminder that the Seahawks are in the market for backup quarterback help. Their primary option right now is Trevone Boykin, but the team might not be comfortable going with a rookie undrafted free agent behind Russell Wilson.
Tarvaris Jackson was thought to be a possibility, but he faces off the field issues stemming from an alleged aggravated assault incident with a deadly weapon. Jackson has been the Seahawks' backup quarterback for the past three seasons.
One name brought up recently by ESPN analyst Phil Savage was Michael Vick.
Vick, 36, played in five games with the Pittsburgh Steelers last year. He completed 60.6 percent of his passes but averaged just 5.62 yards per attempt. Vick threw two touchdowns and was intercepted once. He also ran 20 times for 99 yards.