There have been a parade of young quarterbacks who have made their impact in the NFL over the last few years. Robert Griffin III might have the most notoriety, Andrew Luck may have changed the fortune of his franchise the most dramatically and Colin Kaepernick could be the most athletic, but there is one young quarterback who might be the best of the bunch and he is the last man standing in terms of playing this season.
Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks has made an enormous impact on his team since the day he arrived in Seattle. He had the most passing touchdowns in a season for a rookie quarterback as well as the second-most total touchdowns. He also has the most wins by a quarterback in his first two seasons with 24 and has selected to the Pro Bowl twice. Add all those accomplishments to the fact that Wilson has now led his team to the Super Bowl and you would think that he would be the talk of the town.
However, his opponent on the other side of the field is Peyton Manning, and because of that Wilson has been somewhat overlooked throughout the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. That could be a factor that Wilson uses to his advantage. Because so many people are focused on where Manning is going to place himself in history whether or not he wins or loses, a lot of hype and pressure is not being placed on Wilson. He is basically playing with house money, and that can be very dangerous for the Denver Broncos to be up against.
He has shown throughout his short career that he is very cool and collected under big game situations, and this could be a great situation for him to keep on doing what has worked for him the last few years to show everyone else what Seattle has known for a while. This is one very special quarterback who could easily be lifting the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the night.
If you are watching the Super Bowl, say hello to Russell Wilson, the other quarterback in tonight’s game. Man, he can play.