The unsung hero for most quarterbacks is the offensive tackle who protects their blind side. In the case of Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks, it's 35-year-old Duane Brown.

Brown is entering the final year of his deal with the Seahawks and has been absent from training camp as he awaits a contract extension that may or may not come.

Via Brady Henderson of ESPN one thing is very clear, Russell Wilson wants Brown back with the Seahawks in a major way.

“Not having Duane Brown out there is a pretty significant deal because I think he's one of the best left tackles in the game, there's no arguing it,” Wilson said Sunday after the Seahawks' mock game at Lumen Field. “I think he's as good as it gets. There's nobody more athletic, more talented than he is. Age is just a number. He looks like he's 28-30 out there.”

While there's no doubting Brown's skillset and how important he is to Seattle's offensive line, the Seahawks seem to have their focus on working out a new deal with all-pro safety Jamal Adams. If they're able to negotiate with both parties and come to a deal that satisfies both sides before Week 1, it would be quite the pleasant surprise.

Wilson didn't hold back his words on Sunday as he knows the importance of Brown to the Seahawks' offense.

“We need to figure that out because he's really special, obviously,” Wilson said. “Like I said, I think he's one of the best left tackles in the game. I think he's got several more years to play.”

Add keeping the star quarterback happy to the list for the Seahawks as they try and work out new deals with some of their own.