The Seattle Seahawks were off in Week 9 in what can be considered a perfectly-timed bye week for the team.
Russell Wilson remained out with a finger injury and the Seahawks went into the break following a nice blowout win over Jacksonville.
Next up is a showdown with the Green Bay Packers that may or may not feature Aaron Rodgers.
But one thing is for sure and that is the return of Russell Wilson.
Dr. Steve Shin, who performed the finger surgery Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson in October, officially cleared him today to play Sunday at Green Bay, per source. Wilson is back.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 8, 2021
Wilson is officially back as the 3-5 Seahawks look to make a run to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Seahawks Getting Their Star Back
Wilson suffered the injury during a Thursday night game back in Week 5.
Seattle lost that game and also lost the next two before taking down the Jaguars in Week 8.
Geno Smith played admirably, but failed to lead his team to victory as the two losses in his starts came by three points apiece.
Smith got the team close, but it was clear the Seahawks desperately needed Wilson back to win.
It’s Time. pic.twitter.com/DVdHxn9hos
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) November 8, 2021
He now has nine weeks to turn the season around.
A matchup with the Packers is fascinating because if everything goes as planned, Rodgers will indeed start after his quarantine ends over the weekend.
That means we get two returns for the price of one.
One again, if all goes according to plan as Rodgers returns from his COVID-related absence.
Wilson is returning at the perfect time as the Seahawks are still only one game back of the final Wild Card spot in the NFC.
The NFC West is likely out of reach because of the dominance of the Arizona Cardinals, but winning the division was a tall task to begin with.
Now fans in Seattle are hoping Wilson returns as the same player.
Another loss or two in November will only complicate a return to the postseason.