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Heaps: How Seahawks’ Russell Wilson improvised TD pass to Tyler Lockett

The most exciting play for the Seahawks’ offense in Monday’s loss to the Chicago Bears is pretty easy to spot. Early in the fourth quarter, Russell Wilson connected with a diving Tyler Lockett in the corner of the end zone for a jaw-dropping 19-yard touchdown pass.

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It was a beautiful play that looked like it was executed to perfection, exactly like it was drawn up.

Except it wasn’t drawn up at all.

As a former quarterback in the Seahawks organization, Jake Heaps knows exactly what went into Wilson’s throw to Lockett, right down to the point that Wilson and Lockett were the only Seattle players on that play that weren’t expecting a handoff to a running back.

In the attached video, new 710 ESPN Seattle contributor Heaps breaks down how Wilson communicated with Lockett to make the touchdown a reality, as well as how they avoided tipping off the Chicago defense that a change in plays was coming.

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