Russell Wilson Still Has Plenty To Prove For Seattle Seahawks

By John Raffel
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Russell Wilson has proven he can pass in the NFL and he can win in the regular-season as quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks. His biggest tests are obviously still to come.

Wilson showed the New Orleans Saints and the rest of the professional football world exactly how talented he can be. He is still young enough to the point that the rest of the league doesn’t hear much about him, but the second-year signal caller from Wisconsin did plenty to prove his worth against the Saints in the 34-7 rout Monday night.

Wilson was as smooth as he’s been all season with 22-of-30 passing for 310 yards and three touchdowns. He connected with five different receivers at least twice. He also paced the Seahawks rushing attack with 47 yards on eight attempts, including a 15-yarder. Wilson continues to do a solid job of putting points on the board for his team and finishing out a drive. He was certainly more effective than counterpart Drew Brees who couldn’t do much with the Saints while passing for only 147 yards. Wilson’s stats are similar to last season, which he’s proving was no fluke considering how he’s done with this team right now. He was at 64.0 percent completion after his first 11 games. With 19 touchdowns and six interceptions he’s continuing to establish himself as a quality Seahawk quarterback who hopes to lead his team to that top seed in the NFC playoffs.

But like any quality quarterback, Wilson will have to prove he can handle the pressure of the playoffs, which isn’t easy for anyone, regardless of their experience level.

Can he take the Seahawks to the Super Bowl and win it? That’s a question he’ll eventually answer, and he’s likely to continue to have many doubters until he can take his team all the way.

John Raffel is a writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @JohnCarlRaffel, Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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