Good morning from the desert. Bill Barnwell of Grantland provides an interesting look at the four young quarterbacks from 2012 in Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick.
Barnwell takes a look at the numbers and predicts what quarterback will be the most successful in 2013.
Barnwell gives Griffin the nod over Wilson as the most productive quarterback of the four in 2012. But who will be the best of the four in 2013. Here’s Barnwell’s answer.
Barnwell: “I’m going to rule out Kaepernick because he has likely lost his best receiver, Michael Crabtree, for most of the season. Knowing the Harbaugh 49ers, the guy they replace Crabtree with will become an instant Pro Bowl–caliber contributor, but I’ll be a little skeptical for now. One down.
While there continues to be great news out of Washington regarding Robert Griffin’s recovery from knee surgery, the possibility of the knee causing him further problems is meaningful enough to cross him out here. These are high standards. And while I honestly believe that Andrew Luck will take enormous strides this season, he could improve his numbers by a significant margin across the board and still come up short of Russell Wilson’s performance from the second half.
So that leaves Wilson, who picked up a no. 1 wideout over the offseason, Vikings standout Percy Harvin. Even better, Wilson won’t be splitting the first-team practice reps with anybody during training camp this year. I’m pretty comfortable picking him as the best quarterback from the Gang of Four in 2013. (Also, sorry for putting that hex on you, Russell Wilson.)”
Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle says that the Seahawks have the best value at quarterback in the NFL with Russell Wilson, as he evaluates Seattle’s quarterback situation. Wilson is set to make $526,217 in base salary in 2013.
ESPN’s Mike Sando talks with Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin about what he considers the unfair perception of NFL athletes, with the few players in legal trouble making headlines over the positive things players are doing this offseason.
Seahawks fans are attempting to buy a brick on a Fanwalk at the 49ers new stadium that says “Go Hawks.”
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports lists Seahawks defensive passing game coordinator/secondary coach Rocky Seto among his top 10 NFL assistant coaches under 40 years old. Former Seahawks quarterback coach Jedd Fisch, now the offensive coordinator for Gus Bradley in Jacksonville, also is on the list.
More Prisco: Pete Carroll is ranked No. 15 on ranking of the top coaches in the league. Bill Belichick, Tom Coughlin and John Harbaugh are the top three.
ESPN’s Field Yates considers Brandon Browner the top press corner in the NFL in his review of the best role-specific corners in the league. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times takes a closer look at how many carries Percy Harvin will get this season.