Russell Wilson: Doug Baldwin was one of a kind

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Organized team activities are underway for the Seahawks and that means quarterback Russell Wilson is starting to get accustomed to life without wide receiver Doug Baldwin.

It won’t be an overnight adjustment. Baldwin caught 442 passes and 45 touchdowns in the regular season after Wilson’s arrival in 2012 and added 58 more catches and six more touchdowns in the postseason. That made him a leading weapon in the Seattle offense and it is why Wilson said he will “be remembered forever here and across the National Football League.”

Tyler Lockett, D.K. Metcalf, David Moore and others will now be tasked with helping the offense go and Wilson said on Tuesday that no one will be expecting any of them to provide exactly what Baldwin brought to the table.

“Definitely going to miss him and his leadership,” Wilson said, via the Seattle Times. “He’s one of a kind. Hopefully the next guy can step up, but it’s hard to follow his role and everything else. But he showed a lot of guys the way, and that’s a great thing for us.”

Baldwin’s absence has continued the almost total overhaul of the Seahawks roster over the last few years. Wilson bridges the two eras and this offseason will help determine if the new group can reach the heights of the old one.

3 responses to “Russell Wilson: Doug Baldwin was one of a kind

  1. He was most certainly not “one-of-a-kind”. At his best, he was an above average receiver. But that was a very small window.

  2. rparrott4 says:
    May 22, 2019 at 8:29 am
    He was most certainly not “one-of-a-kind”. At his best, he was an above average receiver. But that was a very small window.

    He was as consistent as they come in an offense that was never throw-first. On and off the field DB was awesome. Dude had icewater in his veins. In terms of eye popping numbers no he was not Antonio Brown, but he was clutch, fearless and right up there with the best route runners that have ever laced em up.

  3. With Baldwin, Seattle was ranked 25th in passing yards (215 yds/game). If they cannot replace Baldwin, they can potentially be ranked 32nd if we subtract his 618 yards receiving (38 yds/game), meaning Seattle will be down to 177 yards passing per game (2832 yards total) or $12,428 per passing yard since their quarterback is paid $35 million per season. That is of course not counting the money they pay to the receivers.

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