Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Tuesday, January 17 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Graham Wins NFC West Comeback Player of the Year
ESPN NFL Nation reporters Alden Gonzalez, Sheil Kapadia, Nick Wagoner and Josh Weinfuss selected Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham for the Comeback Player of the Year award in the NFC West division.
In his second season in Seattle, Graham recorded 65 receptions for 923 yards and six touchdowns while playing in all 16 games coming off a patellar tendon injury. He also averaged 14.2 yards per reception, which ranked first at his position.
From Kapadia: Graham made highlight-reel catches all season and drew praise from coaches for his improvement as a blocker. "I'm excited, because a lot of people didn't believe that I'd come back," Graham said during the season. "A lot of people just didn't believe that I'd be able to be me again. It means a lot because I put so much work in. When no one was watching, I was in the shadows working.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll praised Graham in his final press conference with the media on Monday: "I thought Jimmy had a terrific year. He was explosive, dynamic, he blocked like he's never blocked before, he became a factor on the perimeter blocking stuff. He's a highlight film, he's got so many big plays that he made during the year. Every receiver can always catch more balls, they always could. Except for Antonio Brown, or some of those guys, he caught about as many as you can catch. I'm excited for him to come back, imagine how much better he'll feel. Look what he had to undergo this offseason to get back and be in the phenomenal shape that he was. This will allow him to come back again, he should be stronger this year and more fit this year. He's got a great work ethic about him, he's naturally built and physiqued and all that. I think nothing but really cool stuff for us as we go forward."
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks fullback Marcel Reece, who thanked 12s on Twitter for their support this season.
If Saturday's game was the last of Devin Hester's career, he went out in style.
The Seahawks are slotted for the No. 26 spot in the NFL Draft this spring.
Matt Calkins of The Seattle Times highlights ways the Seahawks can get better this offseason.
Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated looks at first-round draft needs for all teams that were eliminated in the Divisional round.