​One of the more underrated wide receivers in football is already hurt in Week 1 of this young NFL season.


Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll stated that Doug Baldwin suffered a sprained MCL in Sunday's 27-24 loss against the Denver Broncos. No timetable was announced for his return.

Baldwin is one of Russell Wilson's top targets, so any missed time for him is a bad scenario for Seattle. He left early in Sunday's game, only getting one target before being pulled. Brandon Marshall ended up leading the team with six targets in the game.


Baldwin has played with the Seahawks ever since being drafted back in 2011. His career highlights include helping the Seahawks to a Super Bowl XLVIII victory and being named to two Pro Bowls in 2016 and 2017.

Seattle needs Baldwin to return sooner rather than later, as they need as many quality options as possible when facing ​Khalil Mack and the tough Chicago Bears defense next week. Barring any free agent signings, the Seahawks have Marshall, ​Tyler Lockett, and Jaron Brown ready to contribute, but there's no like-for-like replacement for the utter consistency Baldwin provides.