Russell Wilson had a big week, getting drafted first overall for the Pro Bowl, leading in merchandise sales and signing a long-term endorsement deal with Nike.
Russell Okung is going to have shoulder surgery and be out until June — a development that could severely limit his options in free agency.
Robbie Tobeck gave his nickel’s worth on the Seahawks’ offensive line. It’s good advice.
Under the new Pro Bowl drafting format, the Seahawks are going to be split, with Wilson, Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman on Michael Irvin’s squad and and Bobby Wagner and Tyler Lockett on Jerry Rice’s side.
Lockett is having a blast in Hawaii, rubbing elbows with Rice (who briefly played for the Seahawks, as you might recall) and some of the NFL’s best.
Wagner, a two-time Pro Bowl pick, is enjoying his first trip to the game — exchanging notes with fellow linebacking greats such as NaVorro Bowman and Clay Matthews.
Bennett did a bit of everything in Pro Bowl practice Friday.
It will be a stunner if Kam Chancellor is with the Seahawks next year — his undeserved Pro Bowl spot almost surely sealed his exit from Seattle.
He obviously will use his fourth Pro Bowl election to try to bolster his argument that he should be paid more. Remember, he missed the first two games this season while trying to get a better contract, which is set to pay him $5.1 million in 2016 and $6.8 million in 2017. He quite obviously will try to do it again — and use his “reputation” Pro Bowl vote as proof.
General manager John Schneider already should be planning to trade Chancellor, but this will be the nail in that coffin.
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The Seahawks had five players picked to the Pro Bowl, although none is likely to play because the Hawks are on a collision course for another Super Bowl win.
The Seahawks’ announcement (click to enlarge):