Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson doesn’t usually do much boasting about his team, but according to NFL.com, when Wilson was asked about how this year’s additions to the wide receiver group will improve the offense, the Super Bowl winning QB didn’t mince words.
“Yeah, our receivers right now are as fast as it gets. You’ve got Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse is extremely fast, too. Then you add Paul Richardson who you saw today went for that deep, deep ball that I threw to him. He’s looking exceptional, as well. So I think our receiver group is probably one of the faster in the league right now, based on who we have.”
The Seahawks already have one of the best defenses to ever walk on an NFL field, and now it looks like their offense might start to equal that group – not that they were terrible to begin with.
Seattle will probably still be a primarly run-based offense, but when you add a receiver (Richardson) who can run a 4.39 time in the 40, you just make it harder on the opposing defense to clamp down on the run game.
Wilson was on the low-end of the league in pass attempts for a starter last season, and the Seahawks were still able to notch the team’s first ever Super Bowl victory. And in case you’d forgotten, Wilson was quite adept at throwing the deep ball to some fast receivers at Wisconsin, so this is not going to be new territory for him.