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Wednesday Round-Up: Russell Wilson Could Rise To MVP Level Under Shane Waldron, David Carr Says

NFL Network’s David Carr is optimistic about how Russell Wilson will fit in Shane Waldron’s offense this season with the Seahawks.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, June 16 – for your Seattle Seahawks.

NFL Network's David Carr Believes In Russell Wilson-Shane Waldron Duo

Between OTAs last week and minicamp this week, we're finally getting our first look at Russell Wilson in new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron's offense. Sure, there's no real football being played and players aren't wearing full pads… but this is the best we can do in June.

Wilson played his first six seasons under OC Darrell Bevell, amassing 231.0 passing yards per game and 161 passing touchdowns (average of 26.8 per year). The eight-time Pro Bowler continued to elevate his game over the next three years under OC Brian Schottenheimer, totaling 106 passing touchdowns (35.3 per year).

Now, Wilson will get a chance to play for Waldron -- the Rams' former passing game coordinator. Los Angeles has had a top five passing offense in two of the past three seasons, so this could be a great fit.

Former NFL quarterback and current NFL Network analyst David Carr spoke last week about Wilson's fit in Waldron's offense. Carr, the NFL's No. 1 overall draft pick in 2002, is optimistic about the QB-OC pairing in Seattle.

Here's what Carr specifically said about the Wilson-Waldron duo:

"If you're a Seattle Seahawks fan or player, you breathe a sigh of relief because your quarterback is in the building. When I look at this situation it could be a great situation. They're going to bring in Shane Waldron, who was the passing game coordinator for the Rams. They're going to run this style of offense that basically is going all over the league. (It took) Aaron Rodgers from 'Oh, should we draft another quarterback?' to MVP. Russ can have that same kind of transition."

Russell Wilson, DK Metcalf Among Biggest NFL Influencers

The NFLPA released its second Influencer Hot List on Tuesday and the Seahawks were well-represented. The list calculated the NFL's top 10 players in three categories -- overall total engagement on social media, account growth rate and most consistently active accounts.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and wide receiver DK Metcalf made the total engagement list, coming in at Nos. 3 and 9, respectively. Wilson has over five million followers on both Twitter and Instagram, while Metcalf has 1.6 million Instagram followers and nearly 300 thousand on Twitter.

Here's a look at the full total engagement list, led by Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes:

No Seahawks players made the growth rate list or the consistently active list, but some other familiar faces were listed. 49ers rookie quarterback Trey Lance topped the growth rate list and former Seahawks (current Falcons) running back Mike Davis was No. 1 on the consistently active list.

Social Post Of The Day

Seahawks rookie D'Wayne Eskridge threw out the first pitch at the Mariners game on Tuesday night:

The Seahawks selected 25 members for the 2021 season, consisting of 12 rookie dancers and 13 returning dancers.

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