Wilson sees even better moments ahead

RENTON, Wash. -- It’s still a month before training camp starts, but Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson believes the team is in a better place now than it was one year ago before beginning a Super Bowl-winning season.

“Right now I definitely believe we’re way further ahead,” Wilson said. “It’s exciting. You have an itch because you know how to do it at a very high level. And the best part about it is we can continue to do it better.”

Wilson is pleased with what he has seen from the newcomers, especially his rookie receivers Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood. But more than anything else, Wilson wants to see improvement in himself.

“There’s a lot more ways we can be better,” Wilson said. “And there’s a lot more ways that I can get better. That’s the great part about it. I continue to try to stay focused on what I can control and continue to grow in every way possible.”

Wilson is only 25 and about to start his third NFL season, so it’s likely his best days are ahead, a surprising thing to say about a man who just won the Super Bowl. But he believes the best days lie ahead for many of his teammates.

“I think everybody feels that way,” he said. “We want to uplift each other. The biggest thing is staying connected throughout the offseason with everybody, making sure everybody is on the same page and still talking the same language in terms of how we want to be successful.

“Just trust in the process of learning. Trust in the process in getting prepared for a great season and see how far we can take it.”