Seahawks players voted on team captains on Monday ahead of their Week 1 game in Atlanta, and for the third straight season, quarterback Russell Wilson will serve as captain on offense, Bobby Wagner on defense, and Neiko Thorpe on special teams.
Wilson, who last season earned second-team All-Pro honors for the first time in his career, was elected captain for the eighth-straight season, having only not been a captain when he was a rookie in 2012. On multiple occasions this offseason Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has praised the way the seven-time Pro Bowler was able to put in work with his pass-catchers to build chemistry despite the lack of offseason workouts, particularly with newcomers like Greg Olsen and Phillip Dorsett II, as well as second-year receiver DK Metcalf.
"Russ is really on it," Carroll said Monday. "He has had a great, great offseason, a great camp. He figured out how to do it, he competed like crazy at home and he has come to camp and just been lights out. So we're really excited about where we're going with (the passing game)."
Wagner has been named captain five of the past six seasons, sharing that title with Kam Chancellor in 2017. The franchise leader in career tackles, Wagner last season became the first player in team history to earn first-team All-Pro honors four straight times, as well as the first to do it five times as a Seahawk.
As Carroll said last year of Wagner, "He has done everything we've asked him to do. He's consistent as anyone could ever be. He's been tough throughout and he's leading the whole crew."
Thorpe was a co-captain along with kicker Sebastian Janikowski in 2018, then was the special teams captain in 2019.
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