Seattle Seahawks Rumors: Michael Vick, Josh Freeman Eyed As Russell Wilson’s Backup?
The Seattle Seahawks are on the prowl for a backup quarterback though there is no clear name right now in the mix. The team is currently relying on Russell Wilson but the 27-year-old player has been trying to cope up with an injured ankle.Advertisement
Wilson is trying to keep the fort up for the Seattle Seahawks though it may not be a wise tactic for now. Head coach Pete Carroll needs to make a move soon, particularly in the area of getting some backup quarterbacks in case Wilson’s ankles get worse.
Who will be the added veteran quarterback?
Right now, the Seattle Seahawks will have to skim through the available quarterbacks from other teams. Two names have come up – Michael Vick and Josh Freeman.
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Vick is an interesting choice. However, at 36, his scarce performance from last season carries a cloud of doubt. He is a 14-year veteran who could fill up when called upon. But if the Seattle Seahawks want someone who can impact, he may not be the best option to go with right now.
Freeman is a younger free agent to consider, though his stint with the Indianapolis Colts was far from impressive. Then again, the Seattle Seahawks are just looking for someone to fill in with the impact coming in second.
Between Vick and Freeman, it will all depend on what kind of a backup Carroll and the Seahawks are looking for. Then again, they may as well look for one who can take over on an interim basis, allowing Wilson to recuperate his injured ankle.
Another potential candidate is Tarvaris Jackson though unwise. He is tied up to a domestic violence row meaning should he return, the NFL is likely to suspend him first before he can play.
Trevone Boykins is on the roster but the Seattle Seahawks were apparently not counting on using him this soon. But if push comes to shove, Carroll may be forced to use him – especially if Wilson’s ankle proves to be too much to bear.