When the Seahawks acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin in a trade earlier this month, quarterback Russell Wilson spoke to him to schedule some offseason workouts.
Those workouts are on the books and they’ll be other Seahawks joining the two men in Southern California in early April. It’s something we’ve seen more teams doing with limits placed on offseason team work (although Harvin opted not to join Christian Ponder when Ponder was a rookie) in the CBA and Wilson explained that he’s just hoping to get a leg up on next season.
“Just get together and throw, and just get our minds ready and our bodies ready for a great season,” Wilson said, via the team’s website. “The team we’re going to have next season is very exciting. But it’s a new year and it’s going to present new challenges. I think the key is guys staying healthy, guys getting ready for the season and really preparing – mentally and physically.”
It’s the next step of the maturation process for Wilson, who steadily took on more and more of a leadership role during his rookie season. He was the unquestioned leader of the team by the end of the season and doing things like organizing offseason workouts is only going to further cement him in that role.