Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, July 28 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Russell Wilson Is A Top Tier NFL Quarterback
It's no secret that Russell Wilson is among the NFL's best quarterbacks. Not only does he produce on the field (four straight seasons of 30 or more TD passes), he also produces off it (2020 Walter Payton Man of the Year). The eight-time Pro Bowler has made 144 consecutive starts dating back to his rookie year.
As training camp practices begin, stereotypical offseason content is coming to a close. The biggest offseason story often includes lists and rankings, and the latest story from The Athletic is no different. The Athletic's Mike Sando asked 50 anonymous coaches and executives to rank the NFL's starting quarterbacks by tier. Tier 1 is the best of the best, while tier 5 is the bottom of the barrel.
Wilson made the cut as a tier 1 quarterback, collecting 40 tier 1 votes and 10 tier 2 votes -- the fourth-most tier 1 votes behind Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady.
You can read the full rankings here, and some of the quotes about Wilson are listed below:
"He is in rare company for me," a personnel director told Sando. "When I look at guys that make me nervous, if there's just enough time left on the clock, him, Mahomes and Rodgers probably are the three that make me the most nervous."
"I was praying every day that he was going to Chicago just to get the guy out of the damn division," a voter from an NFC West rival said. "I just can't take any more. He has taken so much food off my table. He is so good. He is a wizard. It is so tough to beat him, just so tough."
"The ability to command an offensive team and drive them for a score is the most important variable," an executive said. "Who is better? He took that rock 95 (yards) against Minnesota after the 2-minute warning (in Week 5 of 2020). Why don't you check with the prop heads and see how often that happens?"
"They don't win without that guy," a defensive coach said. "What don't you love? He's athletic, he makes plays, he can make every throw. What is the hole in his game? He's short? Maybe if that is what someone wants to tell you. I don't see a hole in his game."
Seahawks Players Report To Training Camp In Style
The Seahawks reported to training camp on Tuesday before taking the practice field for the first time on Wednesday. Everyone was predictably excited to get back in the building, and they expressed that on social media.
Social Post Of The Day
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson with a simple message as the 2021 season officially kicks off at training camp this week:
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle with the top storylines entering 2021 training camp.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times concluded his ranking of the Seahawks' 90-man roster with players first through 10th.
Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune analyzed six players who have the most to gain in training camp.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic with a way-too-early Seahawks 53-man roster projection.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated previewed the Seahawks’ centers and guards entering camp.
Seahawks players arrive for the start of 2021 training camp.