Tuesday Round-Up: ESPN's 2016 NFL QB Tier Rankings

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Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, August 9 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Where Does Russell Wilson Rank?

In an Insider feature at ESPN.com, Mike Sando consulted with 42 league insiders, including 10 general managers, five head coaches, seven offensive coordinators, five defensive coordinators, eight personnel evaluators, and seven other position coaches/executives to put together his third annual NFL QB Tier Rankings.

The Seahawks' Russell Wilson ranks in the second tier of signal callers, sitting at No. 6 behind the New England Patriots' Tom Brady and the Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers (tied for No. 1, Tier 1), the Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger (No. 3, Tier 1), the Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (No. 4, Tier 2), and New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees (No. 5, Tier 2). 

Here's a bit of what ESPN had to say about Wilson:

The Seahawks have led the league in fewest points allowed every season since Wilson entered the NFL in 2012. That has spared Wilson from playing many games when the pressure was on him to throw down after down. Winning from the pocket in obvious throwing situations remains the surest way for quarterbacks to earn respect in the NFL. Wilson has done it when called upon, but he hasn't had to do it consistently. That matters for some.

"He knows, 'Hey, I can punt and I'm fine,'" another offensive coordinator said. "It is going to be that type of game, and it plays to his strengths. If he played on a bad football team and had to throw it to stay in games and shoot it out, some things would show up."

Wilson does have a league-high 20 victories since 2012 in games when his team was tied or trailed by one score in fourth quarters, counting playoffs.

"I put him as a 1," said a defensive coordinator who has faced Seattle multiple times in recent seasons. "The kid is a winner and not a guy you want to go up against. He is extremely, extremely gifted as a leader and a winner. Yeah, as a quarterback, you can point to this and that, but when you look at the whole job description of the position, he is a 1."

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More From Around The Web

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Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times has an updated projection of the Seahawks' 53-man roster after Sunday's mock game. Condotta also catches up with former University of Washington Husky Jonathan Amosa, who signed with Seattle last week.

Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times checks out why so many players are wearing dark visors this training camp.

And ESPN.com says Russell Wilson was the NFL's most accurate passer last season (Insider)Wilson finished the season on a tear, throwing for 24 touchdowns and just one interception in his final seven games. His passing DVOA during that stretch was 60.8 percent, which over a full year would be the highest season in our database dating back to 1989 (Peyton Manning finished 2004 at 58.9 percent). Always a good vertical passer, Wilson (8.11) is the only quarterback to average more than 8.0 yards per attempt since he joined the NFL in 2012 (including playoffs). Wilson's career C%+ of 6.6 percent is the third highest in the NFL since 2006 behind only Kurt Warner (6.9 percent) and Drew Brees (6.8 percent).

Check out the best photos of the 2,600 fans who attended the eighth day of Seahawks training camp at Virginia Mason Athletic Center. 

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