Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Featured On 'Jeopardy!' Question

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, June 18 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Who Is Drew Brees?

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was recently featured in a 'Jeopardy!' clue, with the iconic quiz show playing off of Wilson's appreciation for Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

The $400 question, which you can check out in the video above, read: Seattle's Russell Wilson is a long-time fan of this Saints QB, at about 6', the 2 are among the shortest starting NFL QBs.

The 5-foot-11 Wilson grew up a fan of the 6-foot Brees and first started paying attention to his career in middle school when Brees was quarterbacking at Purdue. On top of his on-field effort, Wilson came to admire Brees' leadership, determination, and work ethic.

"He's a guy I love to watch," Wilson has said. "He does a lot of great things. I love learning from him. He's a great person to talk to."

The two Super Bowl champion quarterbacks met for the first time at the 2013 Pro Bowl that followed the 2012 season.

"I've been so impressed with the way he's been able to play," Brees said of Wilson at the time. "Mostly, I like the way he's conducted himself throughout the process. He's remained very humble. He's so well-spoken. He gives credit to his teammates whenever he gets a chance. He's very thankful for the opportunity he's been given.

"You root for guys like that."

The New Orleans signal caller was alerted of his and Wilson's 'Jeopardy!' mention by a fan on Twitter and shared a laugh at the situation.

Jimmy Graham Unveiled On Top 100

Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham appeared at No. 31 on NFL Network's countdown of the Top 100 Players of 2015 last night. Graham joins teammates strong safety Kam Chancellor (No. 41), linebacker Bobby Wagner (No. 69), and defensive end Michael Bennett (No. 90).

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks digital media reporter John Boyle, who notes wide receiver Kasen Williams will wear No. 18 for Seattle.

Williams, a Sammamish, Wash. native and standout for the University of Washington Huskies, signed with the Seahawks last week after taking part in the team's rookie minicamp on a tryout basis last month.

More From Around The Web

In honor of 'Throwback Thursday', take a look back at photos of the Seahawks' Kirkland practice facility and headquarters.

Here at Seahawks.com, John Boyle highlights five things to watch for as the Seahawks hit the field today for their final practice before training camp in late July.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times also shares five storylines to follow as mandatory minicamp gets underway.

Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune eyes the ongoing competition along the offensive line.

'Voice of the Seahawks' Steve Raible checks in with cornerback Richard Sherman on his upcoming celebrity softball game at Seattle's Safeco Field.

At CBSSports.com, a few Seahawks players make Pete Prisco's ideal 53-man roster and appear on Jason La Canfora's squad in the same exercise.

And Matt Verderame at FanSided.com explores how the Seahawks can make the playoffs again in 2015.

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