Wednesday Round-Up: Where Does Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson Rank Among The 50 Greatest Players in Super Bowl History?

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Good afternoon, 12s. 

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, Jan. 27 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Wilson Ranked Among Super Bowl's Best

In anticipation of Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, the staff at ESPN.com is unveiling its ranks of the 50 greatest players in Super Bowl history, and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson comes in at No. 47 on the site's list for his play in Seattle's Super Bowl XLVIII win over the Broncos and last year's Super Bowl XLIX loss to the New England Patriots. 

To rank the Super Bowl's 50 greatest players, ESPN's Stats & Information department assembled a ballot of the 120 best players to play on the NFL's biggest stage based on each player's statistics and overall performance. From there, ESPN writers, editors, broadcasters, and more cast more than 3,000 votes on head-to-head matchups to determine the Super Bowl's Top 50 players.

Here's what ESPN NFL Nation writer Sheil Kapadia had to say about Wilson's spot on the list at No. 47: 

He played in two championship games before his 27th birthday. In the 43-8 blowout win against the Broncos, Wilson went 18-of-25 for 206 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The next year against the Patriots, he completed only 12 passes but had the Seahawks in position for another victory before getting intercepted by Malcolm Butler at the goal line. Wilson's 117.39 passer rating in the Super Bowl ranks third all-time. He could make a huge move up this list by the time his career is over.

ESPN started the feature with players ranked Nos. 50 -31 on Tuesday and continued with Nos. 30-11 on Wednesday, but Wilson is the only Seattle player to make the list so far. The countdown concludes with Nos. 10-1 on Thursday. 

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from the NFL, which shares a look back at a 'Golden Play' from Seattle's Super Bowl XLVIII win over the Broncos that saw Seahawks linebacker and eventual game MVP Malcolm Smith pick off a Peyton Manning pass and return it for a touchdown.

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle says the Seahawks "couldn't be more excited" about the growth their passing game saw in Russell Wilson's fourth season. 

Sea Gal Hope is in Hawaii for the 2016 Pro Bowl and shares her diary from Day 2 in paradise.

Rob Rang at SeahawkFootball.com is at the Senior Bowl this week and the NFL Draft analyst put a list together of eight prospects that would look "awfully good" in a Seattle uniform after the first day of practices.

Stephen Cohen at SeattlePI.com writes about the state of the Seahawks offense heading into 2016. 

Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com identifies three numbers that matter for the Seahawks, including one that helps explain why Seattle should be comfortable leaning on Thomas Rawls in the future. 

Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com shares highlights from his latest 'Hawk Talk' chat

And Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times reviews the 2015 play of the Seahawks' secondary.

After traveling with the Seahawks all season, team photographer Rod Mar selected his favorite and most memorable photos from the 2015 season Eye on the Hawks photo essays. 

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