Russell Wilson has not been the victim of the ‘sophomore slump’ syndrome this season. He has defied all odds and has risen to the occasion in aiding his team to a probable first round bye in the playoffs.
He is the Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback of the present and of the future, and he is here to stay.
While Robert Griffin III hasn’t lived up to the hype after tearing his ACL last year, Wilson has stepped up. Last year, it was all about how good RGIII was and how he was going to lead the Washington Redskins to a definite playoff berth.
Look where that’s gotten them. The Redskins are in dead last in the NFC East this season and aren’t looking too good after losing two straight games.
Meanwhile, Wilson has led the Seahawks to 10 wins in 11 games this season. He is looking like a potential MVP. While Peyton Manning will most likely take home the MVP hardware at season’s end, it’s worth noting that Wilson hasn’t turned the ball over as much as his counterpart.
Manning has fumbled eight times this season as a result of him not being able to escape the pocket in time. Wilson, on the other hand, has only fumbled three times and has run for 409 yards. As for Peyton Manning, the pocket passer has run for -27 yards. Ouch.
Wilson is surrounded by a supporting cast that is sure to propel him to a deep playoff run. With the help of Marshawn Lynch carrying the majority of the load in the running game and Percy Harvin finally returning to action, there’s no telling just how good this Seahawks team will be.