Super Bowl XLVIII: How Will Russell Wilson Respond To Pressure Of The Big Game?

By Ryan Wenzell
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Russell Wilson is about to play in the biggest game of his life. The second-year quarterback and the Seattle Seahawks will be playing for all the marbles in the bright lights of Super Bowl XLVIII.

How will the young gunslinger handle the pressure? Wilson seems to be as even keeled a young man as you will ever meet. During media week he has represented himself well and doesn’t look at all fazed by the big moment.

Will that translate to the game? History says yes. Wilson was a big game quarterback in college as he typically saved some of his biggest performances for bowl season when he really came up clutch. It was part of what made him such an intriguing quarterback prospect in the draft.

Wilson has an impressive demeanor. He doesn’t get too high or too low no matter the situation. He’s the guy this team has rallied around all season and for good reason. Wilson is going to need to make his fair share of plays in this one.

The Denver Broncos are as explosive an offense as the game of football has ever seen. They also chew clock and put up points on the scoreboard which means there is very little room for error for the young Wilson.

How will he handle that? Thanks to having such a brilliant defensive unit, in the past few weeks the Seahawks have gotten away with being underwhelming for stretches of games offensively. Not in this one.

Wilson and the rest of his offensive crew will need to be firing on all cylinders from the first snap if they want to keep up with the great Peyton Manning and company. Wilson is right in the middle of the pressure cooker. Will he come out of it unscathed and a Super Bowl winner? Tune in Sunday.

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