The Seattle Seahawks‘ worst fears regarding Russell Wilson have been confirmed, with the quarterback having surgery on his finger following an injury suffered in Thursday Night Football against the Los Angeles Rams.
Wilson is expected to be out for at least a month and possibly 6-to-8 weeks in recovery. The Seahawks are at a crossroads this season, especially after Jamal Adams’ contract becoming more expensive in 2022. Should the team take a gamble on a new quarterback while Wilson is out, or would sticking with Geno Smith be the best option in the long haul?
Check out three possible replacements for Wilson in case the Seahawks decide to look for new options
3 potential replacements for Russell Wilson
#1 – Cam Newton
The perks of being the best free agent quarterback available is that you’re going to become an option for every team that needs one. Newton is healthy, he’s had a great offseason with the New England Patriots and he’d keep the Seahawks’ playoff chances alive while Wilson is out.
Wilson’s playstyle is completely unique, but Newton could at least resemble some of Russell’s technique with a strong arm and an ability to scramble and be productive rushing the ball. For a stopgap option, that’s as good as it can get.
#2 – Mitchell Trubisky
We know Trubisky isn’t good enough to be a franchise quarterback, but he is a fantastic option as a backup quarterback.
Trubisky is athletic, can make some deep throws and has enough experience to lead the team during the easier portion of the schedule that’s incoming. He would also come cheap, as he’s in a one-year contract worth only $2,5 million with the Buffalo Bills.