In only one short NFL season, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has established himself as one of the better leaders in the league. Not just for rookies or second-year players, one of the best.
This trend looks like it will continue in 2013, as Wilson has already organized a meeting and workout with his receivers. Tight end Sean McGrath recently commented on his QB and the upcoming workout:
“Russ has kind of taken this whole thing into his own hands. He’s taking us all to L.A. So it’s going to be a great opportunity for us to get to know each other better and kind of be on the same page as far as just a feel. This is so typical of Russ. We’re grown accustomed to him doing things like this, just because that’s the type of person he is. It will be a great team-building opportunity.”
The workout scheduled in L.A. is the result of the new CBA, which doesn’t allow formal team workouts until April 15th. Wilson took things into his own hands, and will get the ball rolling on the season ahead of time.
As I was researching this, I found out that Seahawks’ players call the film room, Wilson’s ‘office.’ Apparently, that’s where the second-year QB spends most of his time at the team facility. He’s also known for handing out notes to fellow players before games containing pertinent information on the opponent.
This is just not typical behavior for a young player, and that’s why teammates and fans love Russell Wilson.
It’s unclear whether new receiver Percy Harvin will attend this upcoming workout, but if he does, it will be a fantastic sign that he’s fully on board with his new team.
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