Wilson beats Rodgers again and still remains underappreciated.
Despite making it to back-to-back Super Bowls, winning one and losing one that he should have won if not for the momentary incompetence of his egotistical head coach, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson still lacks the respect of an all-time elite signal caller.
But when DangerRuss clashes with elite QBs on a national stage, he brings his A game and reminds folks of why he’s one of football’s most unstoppable weapons.
Who can forget his performance against hot shot rookie DeShaun Watson in 2017? Watson connected on 19 of 30 passes for 402 yards and four scores while gaining 67 yards on eight carries.
Wilson threw for a franchise-record 452 yards and four touchdowns. He also got the win. Same as he did on Thursday night against Rodgers. Wilson led Seattle on a late game scoring drive to keep their playoff hopes alive at 5-5. More importantly, the win elevates Wilson to 4-3 in his career against Rodgers, including the playoffs.
If he was a rapper Wilson would say he “came from the dirt,” as a third-round pick, who was disrespected by NFL teams in the 2012 draft. He came into the league and immediately made fools pay, breaking Peyton Manning’s record for most passing touchdowns by a rookie (26). Winning Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year. In 2013, he led the Seahawks to their first ever Super Bowl victory in Super Bowl XLVIII over the Denver Broncos.
His ability to work outside the pocket and throw accurately to receivers is the stuff of legend, considering he often goes into battle with inferior offensive weaponry.
With the exception of last year’s 9-7 record, the Seahawks have made the playoff every year and won at least 10 games since Wilson took over in 2012. That season they went 11-5.
Stability at the quarterback position is what fuels a franchise’s winning traditional. Over the years. Seattle has lost a lot of pieces from it’s Super Bowl Legion of Boom defense. Also, Wilson has lost some of his trusty targets along the way, but his development as a quarterback has continued to excel. Therefore, he’s personally saved his team from some terrible seasons.
This is probably the weakest Seahawks team Wilson’s ever had. Fortunately for Seattle, he’s in his prime as a leader, passer, playmaker and game-changer. When Russ is on the scene, Seattle has a chance to win. Aaron Rodgers learned that lesson again last night.