As was expected, the Seattle Seahawks have placed longtime starting center Justin Britt on injured reserve, ending his 2019 season. Offensive lineman Jordan Roos has been promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding move.
Britt tore his ACL in Seattle’s win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Pete Carroll admitted it will be a “major repair” in his statements yesterday.
Joey Hunt took over in relief for the Seahawks against the Falcons, and will be the starting center for the remainder of the season unless something materializes for John Schneider by the NFL trade deadline, twenty five minutes from writing this sentence.
This is a terrible blow for the consistency of the Seahawks offensive line. However, Britt had been playing at one of his worst levels to date.
Justin Britt is currently the 12th highest paid center at $9M a year.— Evan Hill (@EvanHillSEA) October 9, 2019
Pro Football Focus gives Britt a 58.7 overall offensive grade, which ranks 30 out of 32 centers.
The injury and necessary surgery definitely throw uncertainty into any possible re-signing of Justin Britt, who had already been a risk for cap casualty following the season. It’s possible that Britt has played his last game in a Seattle uniform.