Russell Wilson is looking quite beefy these days.
Apparently, Wilson took a page out of the 2014 Eddie Lacy diet program and has seemingly packed on a few pounds in the offseason. Russell was recently spotted at Disneyland with his new fiancé Ciara and her son, and the Seahawks quarterback looked to be heavier than the 203 pounds he is listed at on the Seattle roster.
However, the weight gain for the diminutive signal-caller is probably a good thing, and at least one former quarterback agrees. Brock Huard, who played five seasons in the NFL (four of which came with Seattle) admitted that Wilson's weight gain is probably for the better.
"His weight will fluctuate." Huard said in
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Blake Bortles: 51
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Russell Wilson: 45
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The former Seattle QB also doesn't believe that Wilson will lose much speed with his weight gain, citing the quarterback's proven ability to lose 5-10 pounds with relative ease before training camp rolls around.
Its safe to say Wilson's weight gain should not be viewed as much of a red flag, at least not yet. As long as Russell doesn't turn into "JaMarcus Russell Wilson", the added weight should only help the quarterback's longevity in the NFL.