Russell Wilson is a happy man with the myriad of receiving options he has to throw to with the Seattle Seahawks.
Percy Harvin is back to full health after missing the majority of the 2013 season due to a hip injury. Despite losing Golden Tate in free agency to the Detroit Lions, the team extended Doug Baldwin and drafted Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood to add to the mix at the receiver position for Seattle.
Along with veterans Jermaine Kearse, Ricardo Lockette and Sidney Rice, Wilson is extremely impressed with the pass catchers for the Seahawks during OTAs the past two weeks.
“That’s been the best looking position so far – with our offense, at least,” Wilson said Monday. “They’ve done a tremendous job. Their knowledge of the game, their explosiveness, Percy Harvin being out there finally healthy. He feels great, he looks great, he’s catching the ball extremely well. Doug Baldwin is looking exceptional. Jermaine Kearse – you’ve got some young guys too that are stepping up. There’s so many guys I can name down the list to be honest with you. It’s been a lot of fun.”
The speed element brought by Harvin, Richardson and Lockette gives the Seahawks offense an added dynamic, according to Wilson.
“Our receivers right now are as fast as it gets,” Wilson said. “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.”
Seattle’s passing offense ranked just 26th in the league in yardage last season with just over 200 yards passing a game. Tate was also the team’s leading receiver last year. However, the proposition of having Harvin healthy for the majority of next season, along with the additions Richardson and Norwood, could allow the Seahawks offense to become more explosive this fall.