The Seahawks may be without quarterback Russell Wilson for 4-8 weeks. Geno Smith is the presumed starter but Seattle needs to bring in another QB as well. Mind you, at this point in the season there aren’t going to be any quarterbacks near the ability of Wilson but there aren’t overall in the NFL anyway.
Multiple reports have Wilson missing several games (Seattle has three games left before their bye week so if Wilson misses four weeks then he will only miss three games) after having surgery on the middle finger of his right hand. Wilson injured the finger when he was throwing a pass and in the follow-through hit defensive tackle Aaron Donald’s wrist. Wilson stayed in for one more drive and then left the game for good.
In Wilson’s absence, backup Geno Smith came in and led the Seahawks to 10 fourth quarter points. Smith did throw an interception on his third drive of the game but it was more than receiver Tyler Lockett tripped on the play rather than Smith throwing a truly bad pass. Overall, Smith looked solid and appeared to be in total control of the offense.
Seahawks need to find a replacement at QB for Russell Wilson
But assuming Smith can run the offense consistently well based on the performance of one quarter of one game is a leap of faith. Heck, even Russell Wilson seemed to have some issues running Shane Waldron’s offense but Wilson can overcome some struggles through talent. No offense to Geno Smith but he is not as talented as Russell Wilson.
The Seahawks need to find another quarterback, at least for a month or two who can come in if Smith falters or gets injured himself. Here are three that could step in.