Russell Wilson took a beating on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.
Wilson was sacked 3 times and hit 9 times by Miami’s defense. He constantly was under duress behind a turnstile of an offensive line. One pressure from Ndamukong Suh caused Wilson to roll his ankle in a nasty fashion.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 11, 2016
The good news for the Seahawks was that Wilson powered through and eventually threw a game-winning touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin to steal a 12-10 victory. The bad news is Wilson was a drastically different player while toughing out the injury. He admitted he was “pretty limited” after sustaining the injury, according to ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia.
Wilson finished 27-of-43 passing for 258 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 ugly interception thrown on the run. Wilson thrives by extending plays with his mobility, but he was reduced to a pocket passer during the homestretch.
Wilson’s ankle injury doesn’t appear to be serious, and it might take a lot more for him to miss his first professional game. But, Seattle’s offense could have a different identity if Wilson can’t roam the pocket with his usual proficiency. Plus, the offensive line won’t get much better overnight, exposing Wilson to more danger.