Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, July 6 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
NFL Media: Russell Wilson Will Be Seahawks Team MVP
Russell Wilson is no stranger to MVP conversations, as he's typically among the preseason favorites for the award year after year. But Wilson still has famously never received an MVP vote despite making the Pro Bowl seven times, leading the league in touchdowns once and never finishing below .500 in his nine seasons.
That could all change in 2021. Wilson's new OC Shane Waldron should speed up the offense and allow more run-after-catch opportunities for guys like DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Wilson also has a multitude of weapons, from Metcalf and Lockett to new arrivals in Gerald Everett and D'Wayne Eskridge.
Around the NFL writer Dan Hanzus selected each NFL team’s MVP last week, and Wilson stood out for the Seahawks. Here's what Hanzus wrote about his selection:
"Russell Wilson needn't strain to find motivation this offseason. Criticism was everywhere around the franchise star after a second-half slump and first-round playoff exit prefaced a fairly clunky bit of star versus team gamesmanship in the media this spring. Wilson's long-term future in Seattle still seems like it could be up in the air, making the 2021 season a massive one for both Wilson and the Seahawks as an organization. Wilson was reportedly involved in the decision-making process that led to Shane Waldron being selected to replace dismissed offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. I expect Wilson to return with a vengeance, lighting up the scoreboard while reigniting the TIME FOR RUSSELL WILSON TO WIN MVP media narrative."
Seahawks Celebrate Fourth Of July On Social Media
The Fourth of July is always a busy time, with cookouts, parties and other festive events happening across the country. Here's a look at how the Seahawks celebrated Independence Day on social media:
Social Post Of The Day
Seahawks safety Jamal Adams attended The Opening high school football camp and gave a heartfelt speech to the young players:
More From Around The Web
At Seahawks.com, the latest Seahawks Mic’d Up video features linebackers coach John Glenn at minicamp last month.
Brent Stecker of 710 ESPN Seattle on how well DK Metcalf will fit in Shane Waldron’s offense.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic examines five quietly important players for the Seahawks this season.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated continued his roster primer series with a look at Seahawks DT Bryan Mone.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his Why Not You Foundation held the eighth annual Wilson Celebrity Invitational on Tuesday. The golf tournament was sponsored by Safeway, with proceeds benefiting Seattle Children's Hospital.