Wilson overhauled his diet the past few months and has already gone from 225 pounds with 16 percent body fat to 214 pounds with 10 percent body fat, ESPN.com's Sheil Kapadia reports.
Listed at 5-foot-11, 215 pounds, Wilson was always able to maintain his quickness while playing with a stout frame that allowed him to stay healthy behind shaky offensive lines. The plan fell apart early last season when he suffered high-ankle and MCL sprains, which not only made it difficult for him to run or scramble, but also limited his cardio work and led to some unwanted weight gain. Wilson still played all 16 games and completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 7.8 yards per attempt, but he finished with career-low marks -- by a wide margin -- in rush attempts (72), rushing yards (259) and yards per carry (3.6). Coach Pete Carroll was excited to see his quarterback report to the team in top-notch shape this offseason, and while the offensive line remains a major concern, Wilson's improved health and conditioning should help revive the Seattle rushing attack.
Wilson has made a full recovery from his slew of maladies last season and looks as good as ever moving around during practice, according to coach Pete Carroll, ESPN's Sheil Kapadia reports.
Wilson didn't last long before suffering his first injury last season, as he surfaced from Week 1 with a high-ankle sprain, and later suffered a sprained MCL and strained pectoral over the course of the campaign. Because of those ailments, the usually mobile Wilson was noticeably unable to move around the way he normally does, which contributed toward a statistical drop-off. In fact, with no reliable running game or protection to speak of, Wilson accounted for 13 fewer passing touchdowns and threw three more interceptions than in 2015, when he also rushed for almost 300 more yards. Thanks to the time off since last season, Wilson has returned to the Seahawks in exquisite shape, which has coach Carroll excited about him potentially rediscovering to the best form of his career.
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Head coach Pete Carroll made good on his promise to feature Thomas Rawls heavily Saturday, but Wilson maximized his opportunities as well. He looked sharp while connecting with eight different pass-catchers, and had his usual rapport with Doug Baldwin in high gear, connecting with his favorite receiver on 11 occasions for a game-high 104 yards. Both of Wilson's touchdowns were a bit on the unorthodox side, with Paul Richardson making a contested one-handed grab for the ages on the first one, and Baldwin essentially stealing a throw originally intended for Jermaine Kearse on the second. The fifth-year pro looks to be in fine form for the postseason, and will need to be hitting on all cylinders for next week's divisional round showdown against the Falcons.
Wilson completed 19 of 32 for 258 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the 49ers. He added four yards on two carries.
Wilson netted Seattle its first touchdown of the game midway through the second quarter with a toss up the seam to Luke Willson. Seattle pulled Wilson before the game was over, but not before he set a new career high with 4,219 passing yards. It hasn't been all roses for Wilson, however. The dual threat set a career low in rushing yards and failed to build off of his frantic touchdown pace from late last season.
|P1||8/13/17||@ LAC||8:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ OAK||10:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ TEN||4:05 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/22/17||@ NYG||4:25 pm|
|10||11/9/17||@ ARI||8:25 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
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