Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Wednesday, July 10 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Best Middle Linebacker In The Game
Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner is one of four NFL players (two of which have yet to be revealed) to earn a spot in this year's Madden 99 Club, a unique group comprised of the league's athletes rated 99 overall, the highest rating possible in the Madden video game. Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald was the first to be announced as part of the club on Tuesday, with the other two players to be announced later this week.
According to EA.com, "The Madden 99 Club is an exclusive tier of NFL talent that represents the highest level of video game prestige, reserved solely for earned and maintained excellence on the field. A 99 OVR is the maximum possible rating in Madden, and 99 Club status elevates a handful of players above even the most skilled superstars in the league."
Specifically, here's what EA.com had to say about Wagner's place in the 99 Club:
Bobby Wagner is an elite and versatile defender and is arguably the most well-rounded linebacker in the league. Wagner is a beast against the run, dominant in pass coverage, is one of the league’s premiere pass-rushing linebackers, and is hands down the best tackler in the NFL. Wagner doesn’t miss tackles either, as he’s only logged 13 missed tackles over the last three seasons.
Wagner’s Ratings Highlights
- 99 Tackle – Best in Madden 20
- 99 Pursuit – Best in Madden 20
98 Hit Power – Best in Madden 20
Last year's Madden 99 Club included Donald, the Patriots' Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, Broncos' Von Miller, Packers' Aaron Rodgers, Panthers' Luke Kuechly, and Steelers' Antonio Brown.
Social Post(s) Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post(s) of the Day' come from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and receiver DK Metcalf, who are working out together this month at UCLA. First, Wilson shared a video of himself connecting with Metcalf on a deep ball thrown toward the end zone.
Metcalf, meanwhile, comically followed up Wilson's tweet by showcasing a video of himself catching a pass from Wilson while running "something besides a go" route.
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com's John Boyle continues his preview series of the team's top storylines heading into 2019 training camp, commenting on how Seattle's offense will look in year two under coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and offensive line coach Mike Solari.
Cornerback Shaquill Griffin comes in at No. 12 on 710 ESPN Seattle's list of the 25 most interesting players heading into 2019 Seahawks training camp.