Good morning, 12s, and congratulations — we've made it to the first day of the 2021 NFL regular season! Before the Cowboys and Buccaneers kick things off later tonight, here's a look at what's out there today — Thursday, September 9 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
Schrager: Russell Wilson To Win 2021 NFL MVP
The Seahawks' 2019 second-team All-Pro, former league leader in passer rating and touchdowns, 8-time Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, and Walter Payton Man of the Year Award-winning quarterback Russell Wilson has infamously never received a single vote for NFL MVP.
That seemed poised to change a season ago, when Wilson got off to an historic start to the year and was one of the MVP favorites before cooling off down the stretch. One analyst, though, believes that Wilson can get back to his early 2020 season form and carry it throughout the year to earn his first ever MVP award.
On Wednesday's episode of "Good Morning Football," host Peter Schrager made Wilson his choice when predicting the 2021 NFL MVP. "Russell Wilson is going to be amazing this year," Schrager said. "New offense with Shane Waldron, a different type of offensive line. And what I love the most — DK another year, Lockett another year, and Russell Wilson with a chip on his shoulder that is as big as Mount Olympus."
After posting career-highs in a number of areas last season (40 touchdowns, 558 attempts, 68.8 completion pct., 73.5 QBR), it seems fair to believe that Wilson can take his game to an even higher level in 2021. Early reports indicate that his relationship with new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron is in a good place, and numerous Seahawks players have raved about the new offense’s possibilities.
This isn't the first time Schrager has shown some love to the Seahawks' signal-caller. When NFL Network unveiled its annual Top 100 Players list earlier this summer and Wilson landed at 12 (after being voted the second-best player in the league in 2020), Schrager had some strong feelings: "Russell Wilson being outside the top ten is ridiculous," he said at the time. "As long as he's playing football, Russell Wilson is a top five player in this league."
Week 1 Kickoff Viewing Party at Lumen Field Set For Sunday
The Seahawks are on the road for Week 1, but you and your fellow 12s can still party at Lumen Field and cheer them on as they face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
The Seahawks are hosting the Kickoff Viewing Party presented by Bud Light at Lumen Field's Muckleshoot Plaza this Sunday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with kickoff at 10 a.m. PT. There will be beer, mimosas, big screens, food trucks, and much, much more. You'll also be able to take a selfie with the Super Bowl XLVIII Lombardi Trophy and Super Bowl Ring.
Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $20 per person. Click here to learn more and grab your tickets now.
Social Post Of The Day
Russell and Win Wilson show up to work in style as they kick off the week:
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle with news and notes from Pete Carroll’s Wednesday press conference.
Also at Seahawks.com, Boyle on Duane Brown’s return to the practice field this week.
710 ESPN's Mike Salk (via Brandon Gustafson) ranks the Seahawks’ five best moves of the offseason.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times offers a comprehensive 2021 season preview for Russell Wilson.