Rutgers' Mike Teel looks on at Russell Wilson, Seahawks
PISCATAWAY — Despite his new post as graduate assistant at Rutgers, Mike Teel is still keeping an eye on the team that drafted him, and the quarterback he temporarily faced in 2008.
Teel, a sixth-round pick by Seattle in 2009, said he's been impressed by Russell Wilson, whom he played against in the PapaJohns.com Bowl when Wilson was at NC State.
"Just from watching him, we got lucky he didn’t play in the second half when we played those guys back in ’08," Teel said Sunday at Rutgers' media day. "He reminds me a lot of Drew Brees. Everyone knocks him because he’s a smaller guy that’s not an athlete, runs around, (but) he stays in the pocket, makes plays. He’s a quality NFL quarterback, and I’m pretty sure outside the top five quarterbacks in the league, any team would want him as their quarterback.”
Wilson suffered a knee sprain and didn't play in the second half of Rutgers' 29-23 victory in Birmingham, Alabama.