Seahawks’ Russell Wilson admits he’s made one drastic change to practice routine
While players have expressed their concern over the lack of safety guidelines the NFL has put forth ahead of training camp, many shot down the prospect of having to play with a mouth shield. Regardless, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has put the onus on himself to take precautions.
Russell Wilson admitted during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live that he has already taken steps to get accustomed to the mouth shield:
“That’s going to be crazy if we have to do that,” Wilson said. “I’ve actually been practicing with it though every day just so I can get used to it if we have to. But, you know, we’re already out there already, you know? So it’s a little bit late maybe for that.”
Russell Wilson’s comments indicate that although the idea of all players wearing one may seem far-fetched, it has not been too big of a transition for him. The fact that he plays one of the more vocal positions on the field also provides further intrigue.
Meanwhile, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was not shy about shooting down the idea of a mouth shield following his own personal experience with trying a visor. The mixed reaction among players could make it difficult for the NFL to enforce without any significant drawbacks.
Fortunately, Russell Wilson is doing what he can to ensure that he does not experience nay further setbacks either way. Despite all that has transpired this offseason and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, expectations remain as high as ever for the Seahawks heading into the 2020 NFL season.