Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, January 3 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Over at ESPN.com, NFL Nation writers were tasked with picking which player had the biggest impact on their team in 2017. For Seattle, Seahawks reporter Brady Henderson went with quarterback Russell Wilson. Here's some of what Henderson had to say about why he chose the sixth-year signal caller as Seattle's MVP:
This is an easy call, though linebacker Bobby Wagner had a strong enough season to warrant serious consideration for NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Wilson became only the fifth quarterback since 1970 to lead his team in rushing, which he did by over 300 yards. He led the NFL in touchdown passes with 34 and rushed for three more. In fact, Wilson accounted for all but one of Seattle's 38 offensive touchdowns as he had to carry more of the load than he did in any of his first five seasons.
Elsewhere [in the NFC West](http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/page/32for32x180102/2017-regular-season-mvps-all-32-nfl-teams#NFC W), ESPN.com reporters liked the play of Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley, who led the NFL with 19 total touchdowns; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who helped lead the club to five wins in the only five games he started; and Arizona Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones, who led the League with 17.0 sacks.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, who shares a photo of himself and teammate Richard Sherman on the Seattle sideline at CenturyLink Field.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle offers five key takeaways from head coach Pete Carroll's end-of-season press conference. Carroll also shared a few injury updates as the Seahawks head into the offseason.
Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin had a productive rookie year, and a bright future ahead.
Six players who finished the season on Seattle's practice squad were signed to future contracts.
Former Seahawks draft picks Steve Hutchinson and Kevin Mawae are finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
A look around the rest of the NFC West, as the Cardinals saw their head coach and quarterback announce their retirements this week.
The Seattle Times details coach Carroll's thoughts on how in-season social activism may have impacted the Seahawks.
John Clayton at 710Sports.com opines what was missing from the Seahawks' winning formula this season.
Bill Barnwell at ESPN.com gives Seahawks safety Earl Thomas a nod for Comeback Player of the Year consideration.
And you can vote for Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman in the quarterfinal round of NFL Films' #BestMicdUp bracket.
Check out behind the scenes photos of the Sea Gals as they prepare for gameday against the Cardinals at CenturyLink Field.