The Seahawks take on Russell Wilson and the Broncos to start the 2022 season. Who are the injured players heading into the game?
The Seahawks, like every other NFL team entering Week 1, should not be dealing with too many injuries. Oh, but you would be wrong in your thinking if that was the case, sadly. Seattle is a much thinner team than in previous seasons.
Depth isn’t just something that must be good if the Seahawks are forced to throw backups into the game. The backups aren’t far off in talent from many of the starters so the entire team overall needs to be better than in seasons past.
One position the Seahawks are very thin is cornerback. Heck, maybe that group is great. But we don’t know that. The whole room is a question mark. It’s boom-or-bust for that unit. And that’s bad because that is one of the groups that is most dinged up.
Seahawks injuries entering Week 1 versus the Broncos
Seattle will definitely not have edge rusher Alton Robinson and long snapper Tyler Ott. It’s odd, but the greatest issue might be not having Ott. Ott makes the snaps on punts, field goal attempts and extra points. With any snap gone awry, Seattle could lose points.
In Ott’s place is veteran long snapper Carson Tinker who Seattle signed recently to replace, temporarily speaking, Ott.
Veteran cornerback, and newbie to the Seahawks, Artie Burns is doubtful with a groin injury and isn’t likely to play. This means Seattle will probably have rookies Coby Bryant and Tariq Woolen play a ton. If the rookies can be good, the Seahawks will win. If they aren’t ready, Seattle will lose. Period.
Rookie running back Ken Walker is questionable but is probably unlikely to play as he still is trying to work his way back from hernia surgery.
Overall, if Seattle suffers any more injuries during the game on defense, especially the secondary, there might be trouble. Let’s, of course, hope that doesn’t happen and Seattle wins by 58 points.