Seahawks make big QB move after Russell Wilson’s finger injury
In the wake of Russell Wilson’s brutal finger injury, the Seattle Seahawks are making sure they have enough depth to try to fill the void he left.
According to the latest reports, the Seahawks have elevated Jake Luton from the practice squad to the active roster in order to serve as backup for Geno Smith. Coming with him from the practice squad is wideout Phillip Dorsett, who should add more depth at wide receiver for Seattle.
The Seahawks play the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6 on Sunday.
#Seahawks roster moves, all expected for tomorrow night at Pittsburgh: rookie CB Tre Brown, OL Ethan Pocic activated from injured reserve.
WR Phillip Dorsett, backup QB Jake Luton promoted from practice squad for the game.
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) October 17, 2021
It sure looks like the Seahawks are taking a by-committee approach to cover the gaping hole caused by Russell Wilson’s injury. The superstar QB is irreplaceable, and while Seattle knows that, they sure just can’t give up.
For what it’s worth, Smith did pretty decently when he took over for Wilson following his injury during their Week 5 game against the Los Angeles Rams. He threw for 131 yards on 10-of-17 pass completion for one touchdown. The Seahawks still ended up losing 26-17, but the team can only take anything positive given their current dilemmas.
As for Luton, he played for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020 after being drafted in the sixth round of the same year. The second-year QB did have some starting experience with the Jags, albeit on a poor 0-3 record with two touchdowns and six interceptions.
Wilson recently underwent surgery to address his finger injury. He is expected to be out for at least four to eight weeks, which means the Seahawks must rely on Smith and Luton to keep them afloat until their star signal-caller returns.