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Offseason quiz: How injury prone was Seahawks WR Paul Richardson?

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NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Jacksonville Jaguars Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday I took a quick look at the production the Seattle Seahawks have had from their second wide receiver position over the last six years, positing that the team won’t miss Paul Richardson as much as many seem to fear as his production was largely in line with other receivers who have filled the same role. Interestingly, as of the time of writing, roughly a quarter of the comments on the article mentioned how much time Richardson has spent on IR and how injuries derailed his development.

It’s impossible to argue that injuries did not hurt his development, as the torn ACL he suffered in the Divisional Round of the 2014 NFC Playoffs unquestionably destroyed his ability to workout during the offseason and further develop his route running skills. That led directly into the hamstring issue that limited him in 2015, however, how much of an impact did injuries really have on his time with Seattle?

Just to have some fun, let’s take a poll on fans knowledge of Richardson’s injury history.

Poll

What percentage of his time in Seattle was Paul Richardson unable to play due to injury (regular season games only)?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    25%
    (134 votes)
  • 30%
    35%
    (302 votes)
  • 29%
    45%
    (295 votes)
  • 26%
    55%
    (268 votes)
999 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Excluding his 2015 season, what percentage of regular games did Paul Richardson miss due to injury?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    1.2%
    (14 votes)
  • 13%
    2.1%
    (116 votes)
  • 43%
    12%
    (380 votes)
  • 41%
    21%
    (364 votes)
874 votes total Vote Now

Poll

How many regular season games did Paul Richardson spend on injured reserve during his time in Seattle?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    7
    (109 votes)
  • 42%
    17
    (368 votes)
  • 35%
    27
    (310 votes)
  • 9%
    37
    (85 votes)
872 votes total Vote Now

I’ll follow up on this later in the week once the results are in.