After a miserable performance in Kansas City, the Jets received some promising news Monday.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is dealing with a sprained MCL he suffered in a blowout win over the 49ers on Sunday, coach Pete Carroll revealed in a radio appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle. The Jets face off against the Seahawks at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
According to ESPN, there’s a possibility Wilson could miss this weekend’s matchup in East Rutherford, though Carroll noted Wilson “feels great.”
“We’re going to do the right thing,” Carroll said. “We’re going to be very careful.”
Wilson injured his left knee early in the third quarter Sunday when he was dragged down from behind by San Francisco linebacker Eli Harold. He left for one play, but returned to finish the series with a brace on his leg.
Seahawks coaches then pulled Wilson for good in favor of backup Trevone Boykin, who completed seven of his nine passes for 65 yards, a touchdown and an interception in his limited action. Boykin, a rookie out of TCU, would presumably start in Wilson’s place Sunday against the Jets if the franchise quarterback can’t go.
The Seahawks have a bye in Week 5, so sitting Wilson this coming weekend would provide him with two weeks of rest for his gimpy knee. He’s also dealing with an ankle injury.
Meanwhile, Seattle starting running back Thomas Rawls will be out against the Jets, according to Carroll. Rawls missed Sunday’s win over the 49ers with a fibula injury, and Carroll said the ailment is worse than the team originally thought. Rawls will miss “a few more weeks,” per ESPN.