Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, July 22 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
SI: Wilson a Top 5 QB
Seattle signal caller Russell Wilson saw his initial *Madden NFL 17* rating set at 91 overall on Thursday, good for fifth-best in the League behind the Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers (96 overall), Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (94), New England Patriots' Tom Brady (94), and Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger (93). Those same four quarterbacks appear in front of Wilson on SI.com's positional rankings, though in a slightly different pecking order than the video game's setup.
Sports Illustrated labels Wilson the fifth-best player at his position heading into 2016, behind the likes of Rodgers (No. 1), Brady (No. 2), Newton (No. 3), and Roethlisberger (No. 4).
Here's what SI.com staff writer Don Banks had to say about Wilson's place among the NFL's best QBs:
A game manager, huh? Thankfully some perceptions die of natural causes. Wilson emerged as a playmaking machine in the second half of last season, doing it all for a Seattle team that needed its quarterback to carry the load without a healthy Marshawn Lynch. Wilson proved that his arm is plenty capable of NFL elite status, and when you combine that with the threat he presents with his legs—on both scripted and improvisational plays—there are only so many ways to defend him. Just remember how Wilson saved the day in the playoffs on that bitterly cold day in Minnesota, when his knack for finding a way to execute even when things were breaking down all around him made the difference for the Seahawks.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who continues to spend time training in Los Angeles this offseason preparing for the start of training camp at the end of the month.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle continues his 2016 preview series with a look at where the tight end position stands heading into training camp.
A reminder that a limited number of Seahawks single-game tickets will go on sale at CenturyLink Field this Monday.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times continues his look at the 16 most important Seahawks heading into training camp with offensive lineman J'Marcus Webb at No. 8.
And John Clayton at 710Sports.com says the Seahawks have the running back talent and depth to replace Marshawn Lynch, who retired this offseason.
Join us in wishing a happy 28th birthday to Seahawks wide receiver Douglas McNeil III on Friday, July 22!