With Russell Wilson set to miss the first start of his career, and likely a few weeks due to a finger injury suffered in Thursday’s loss to the Rams, Geno Smith is set to take the keys under center for the time being.
But that doesn’t mean the Seattle Seahawks won’t look around for some backup quarterback options for the time being. Jake Luton, the second year QB out of Oregon State, has been on the practice squad since the start of the year, but as we currently stand those are the only two healthy QB’s the teams has.
As a result, it was reported this afternoon that they will host journeyman QB Blake Bortles for a workout.
Following Russell Wilson's injury, the Seahawks are working out QB Blake Bortles.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 12, 2021
After being drafted No. 3 overall in 2014, Bortles spent five years with the Jacksonville Jaguars before spending one season as the Los Angeles Rams backup in 2019, as well as finding his way on the practice squad of the Denver Broncos for a portion of 2020. He also spent two months this offseason as a member of the Green Bay Packers, before being released when Aaron Rodgers reported for training camp. His best season came in 2017 where he led the Jaguars to a 10-6 record and a spot in the AFC Championship Game.