SportsNation Blog Archives Sidney Rice
The Seahawks eked out a win against the Rams in a game that had many worrying about their offensive explosiveness. The Hawks took another hit today, as receiver Sidney Rice will be out for the season with a torn ACL. Russell Wilson is completing only 45.5 percent of his passes to Rice, but the Seahawks wide receiver is still a dangerous deep threat when everything goes right. Fortunately, they'll be getting Percy Harvin back soon, but having both of them playing at the same time would have been better.
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It's a good time to be a productive free agent wide receiver in the NFL. Santonio Holmes already got his $50 million to sign with the Jets, and Sidney Rice followed suit, signing a four-year, $41 million contract with the Seahawks. Rice did good things in Brett Favre's first season with the Vikings, but he'll face a big challenge in Seattle -- talented wide receivers tend to disappear from the face of the Earth once they sign with the Seahawks (see: T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Deion Branch). Will Rice avoid that fate?
How good is Rice?
Sidney Rice was injured for much of last season, but he recorded over 1,300 yards and scored eight touchdowns in 2009.
Is Seattle a WR tomb?
The Seahawks have had one thousand-yard receiver in the past six years (hello, Bobby Engram!). Will we ever hear from Rice again?
Did the Seahawks overpay?
Rice is an injury risk and really only had one elite season. Wide receivers seem to be at a premium these days, however, and the deal could prove to be a good one.
Who'll throw to Rice?
Charlie Whitehurst and Rice's old teammate, Tarvaris Jackson, will be competing for the starting QB job in Seattle. Who will win out?