As if being 2-3 wasn’t bad enough, the Seattle Seahawks lost Russell Wilson for 6-8 weeks. Wilson is expected to miss “roughly 6 weeks” due to his finger injury, leaving the Seahawks with Geno Smith as their quarterback.
Smith had an admirable performance against the Los Angeles Rams. He led Seattle down the field to score a touchdown, keeping them in the game. His night was ruined by throwing an interception at the end of the game, but Seattle didn’t look terrible with him at quarterback.
The Seahawks are still without one of the best quarterbacks in the league and that should worry them. WynnBET sees the Seahawks spiralling without its leader. Seattle is now +1500 to win the NFC West. In comparison, it was +475 heading into the Thursday Night matchup with the Rams.
Seattle is also +4000 to win the NFC and +7500 to win the Super Bowl.
Although Smith looked good, the concern over the Seahawks is valid. Smith hasn’t won a game he started since 2016. Even when Smith and the Jets went 8-8 in 2013, it was because of the defense. Smith threw for 12 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. New York won in spite of Smith, not because of him.
Also, Seattle’s defense is the main issue. The Seahawks are giving up 450.8 yards per game, which is the worst mark in the league.
I don’t mean to throw salt on the wound for Seahawks fans, but this isn’t the best situation. The only thing they can hope is that Smith plays out of his mind and keeps Seattle around .500 while Wilson recovers.