- The Washington Times - Monday, September 12, 2016

In the first Sunday of the NFL season, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson found himself in a relatively unique situation: His team was down 10-6 to the Miami Dolphins in the fourth quarter.

But in a span of 3:37 minutes, Wilson and the Seahawks offense marched 75 yards for last-ditch effort to capture the win. With just 31 seconds remaining in the game, Wilson found Doug Baldwin on a 2-yard fade for the game-winning touchdown. It was Wilson’s 13th career fourth-quarter comeback.

But a Wilson-led comeback almost never came to fruition. Early in the third quarter, Wilson dropped back for a pass and was immediately chased down by Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. As Wilson tried to elude Suh, he slipped to the ground, and Suh accidentally stepped directly on top of Wilson’s right foot, driving it into the ground in an awkward twist.

For the remainder of the game, Wilson was noticeably less mobile.

NFL.com’s Ian Rapport reported Monday that Wilson’s ankle injury may be a bit worse than we were initially led to believe.


Should Wilson be out for a short period of time, the Seahawks may turn to rookie Trevone Boykin, the only other quarterback on the team. Boykin was an undrafted free agent signing out of Texas Christian University.

If the injury to Wilson will knock him out of the lineup for an extended period of time, the Seahawks may look to sign a veteran free agent quarterback. The current crop of free agent quarterbacks is scarce, so if the Seahawks are desperate for a quarterback, a trade may be a better option.

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