It was a season to remember for the Seattle Seahawks with an 11-5 record and an appearance in the NFC Divisional Round. It all started with the selection of Russell Wilson in the third round of the NFL Draft. Wilson threw for 3,118 yards last year with 26 touchdowns and ten interceptions. It is going to be up to him to match what he did in 2012 if the Seahawks are going to get back to the playoffs again.
There are some players that I think could have a sophomore slump, but I don’t think Wilson is going to be one of them. When you can hand the ball off to Marshawn Lynch and run an offense that is suited for short passes, success will happen. I wasn’t sure what to think of him before last season began and he was named the starter. I learned very quickly that he is a great game manager and can also run with the ball quite well.
Seattle has the defense to allow Wilson to be a player who doesn’t have to be perfect to win either. If the Seahawks can allow him to do what he did last season, I believe we are going to see another ten or 11-win season. There is even more talent on the defense this season, and I think Wilson will throw for even more yards in 2013. He may not be the kind of passer who gets to 4,000 yards, but a solid season of around 3,500 yards would be perfect. The Seahawks found a gem in Wilson last season.