A second-round pick at the 2019 NFL Draft, Seattle Seahawks defensive back Marquise Blair had high hopes for the 2020 season. Unfortunately, his campaign came to a screeching halt. Blair suffered a season-ending ACL tear in just the second game of the 2020 NFL season, meaning he's been itching to get back to playing meaningful football games. The good news is that his recovery is progressing as expected.
According to USA Today's Liz Mathews, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters last week that Blair is "right back on track" as he sat out of the team's minicamp.
Marquis Blair Injury Update
Mathews also added that Carroll is happy with Blair's progress regarding football in general and that's he's looking better than he did this time last year.
"Really, he’s [Blair] ahead of schedule in terms of learning his football, he is much further along than he was a year ago at this time. And we’re moving him around, he’s got a number of different things that he’s doing. We want to give him a chance to show it – we love the playmaking that he has in him."- Pete Carroll, Seahawks head coach
Blair has suited up in 16 games for the Seahawks over the last two seasons. During that span, he's recorded 40 total tackles, 3 forced fumbles and a single pass defended. Even though he didn't start a game in the 2019 campaign, Blair still finished his rookie season with a 78.5 overall grade on Pro Football Focus. Seattle would surely appreciate it if he can hop back into the lineup next season and continue playing at that level.
The Seahawks are projected to be a top-10 team next season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The oddsmaker has set Seattle's odds to win Super Bowl 56 at +2300 (9th). With a team that good, it'll be interesting to see exactly where Blair fits in going forward.
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