Seahawks QB Jackson’s Status Remains Uncertain


It’s Tuesday, and that means today is the day we’re supposed to learn how serious the injuries are that were sustained in last Sunday’s game. It’s also the bye week, meaning the Seahawks are in no rush to give us that information. Instead we are suck in a waiting game trying to get more information on the severity of the injury to starting QB Tarvaris Jackson.

What we know: We know that Jackson has an injury to his right pectoral mussel. We also know he wont practice this week at all, and that Charlie Whitehurst will get all the reps with the first unit this week. 

What we don’t yet know: We don’t know how severe the injury is. If it’s just a strain, which is what is suspected, Jackson could be out up to 3 weeks or possibly play against Cleveland in 10 days. If the mussel is torn, then Jackson will be out for the rest of the year.

What remains to be figured out: As of right now, Pete Carroll says he’s comfortable going into the game against Cleveland with Charlie Whitehurst starting and undrafted rookie Josh Portis as the backup. While that might be true against a mediocre team like the Browns, I do wonder if the Seahawks will look into signing another QB if Jackson is out longer than just the one game.