The Seattle Seahawks had a huge scare after Russell Wilson appeared to have seriously injured his knee during their 37-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.
The injury scare opened up previous talks about Seattle’s need to add a veteran quarterback as an insurance policy to Wilson. Previous reports indicated that Michael Vick could be an option for the Seahawks moving forward.
NFL analyst Chris Simms of Bleacher Report once said that Vick will likely get another shot despite having a poor year last season. Simms mentioned the Seahawks among the ideal landing spots for the veteran quarterback.
Vick, who had his best years playing for the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles, played five games for the Pittsburgh Steelers last season. He completed 40-of-66 passes for 371 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
While Vick did not play well for the Steelers last season, Simms said that the 36-year-old quarterback is a scheme fit for the Seahawks because of his athleticism. He added that the Virginia Tech product is a better option than current backup Trevone Boykin.
It remains to be seen if the Seahawks will have an urgent need for a backup. It will still depend on the extent of Wilson’s injury. The superstar quarterback will undergo MRI and several examinations to determine if he will need to take some time off.
But based on initial assessment, Wilson thinks that his injury is not as serious as it looked. He pointed out that he can walk fine and his knee still has good mobility.
“I don’t think it’s as severe as it may have looked, Thank God,” Wilson said via Seattle Times. “We’ll do some tests and check all that stuff out but I’m walking fine and all that and moving it well and got good mobility.”
The Seahawks will resume their campaign on Sunday against the New York Jets. Seattle won against the Miami Dolphins in their opener but took a 9-3 loss to the Los Angeles Rams before winning against the 49ers.