Reading the title, most readers may think that it is way too early to make such a claim regarding a young player like Russell Wilson. Comparing him to the likes of Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw, who have won four Super Bowls each, seems rather foolish considering that Wilson is only entering his third year in the NFL. While those people are probably right, it’s hard to argue with the possibility of it happening. He is certainly in the right place to win more championships. Wilson led the Seattle Seahawks to their first ever Super Bowl title this past year. In the process, he became the third-youngest quarterback and the Seahawks became the youngest team to ever win a Super Bowl.
In other words, Seattle is building a true dynasty. Under the guidance of Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider, the Seahawks are built to win — and win for a long time. The key to Seattle’s success revolves around the “always compete” mindset that Carroll and his staff have instilled in this team. Wilson has completely bought in to this philosophy and possesses all the traits that a coach wants in his quarterback: smart, decisive, dynamic, confident and physically-gifted.
The Seahawks just gave their secondary — the Legion of Boom — new contracts that will keep All-Pros Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor together through the 2017 season. With Wilson about to cash in on his big payday following this season, the Seahawks will have to pick and choose who else they will re-sign as many of the young players’ rookie contracts begin to expire.
No doubt that there will be some hard decisions ahead for Seattle’s front office, but Carroll and his staff are so good at developing talent that the team should stay relatively young as long as he is the head coach — Carroll’s contract goes through 2016. For all the reasons above, the Seahawks seem destined to win more championships in the next few years with Wilson at the helm.
Montana won his Super Bowls within a nine-year stretch, and Bradshaw won his within a six-year period. Wilson has won his first before either Montana or Bradshaw did. The Seahawks’ defense was more dominant last year than the San Francisco 49ers‘ and the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ were when they won their Super Bowls. In this day and age, however, it is more difficult to be dominant in the NFL for long periods of time than it was in the 1970s and 1980s because of the abundance of young talent.
Wilson is a winner, though. He has proved that time and time again so far in his brief career. He already has won more games in his first two seasons than any other quarterback has in their first two years — including Montana and Bradshaw. Wilson has what it takes to lead a team to numerous Super Bowls. Carroll and Schneider will make sure he has enough talent around him to win those games. They have all stated that winning the team’s first Super Bowl was only the beginning. Staying there will be tough, but if anyone can do it, it’s Wilson and the Seahawks.