Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is starting the year off blazing hot. I have no doubt that he is the Most Valuable Player in the NFL through the first two weeks of the season.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson just keeps getting better. It feels like I write the same thing over and over. Yet somehow, I cannot do it justice. Every year I think that Wilson has finally hit his peak. Every year, he proves me dead wrong.
Stats through 2 weeks:
Pass attempts: 63
Pass completions: 52
Completion %: 82.5%
Passing yards: 610
TD rate: 14.3%
QB rate: 140
Rushing attempts: 8
Rushing yards: 68
- 21st most pass attempts, while having the 7th most completions.
- Leads the NFL in completion percentage by a whole 5%.
- Leads the NFL in touchdown passes (9). Second place is at 6.
- Leads the NFL in TD rate at a whopping 14.3%. Second place is way back at 9.2%.
- Leads the NFL in QB rate (140). Second place is at 134.
- 5th most rushing yards.
- 2nd most yards per rush (min 2 attempts for QB’s).
One thing is clear. He is the best he has ever been. If he continues with this body of production his stat line for the season would read: 416 completions, 4880 passing yards, 544 rushing yards and an absurd 72 touchdowns. I’m not saying he is going to get 72 touchdowns but the trend is definitely pointing north in the let Russ cook movement.
Russell Wilson is the best player in the league in 2020
Wilson looks like the best player in the NFL and it is not even close. Sure, Patrick Mahomes has more flash plays. However, he also has a superior supporting cast. His offensive coordinator built and offense around him. Wilson has been forced to adapt to his team’s scheme instead.
Lamar Jackson is Michael Vick on steroids. He is fun to watch, and a true playmaker. However, when you factor in Wilson’s superior consistency and leadership I would take Wilson hands down. Plus, Jackson also had an offense designed around him.
You could make arguments for Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack or even Stephon Gilmore. Considering Russell Wilsons’ continuous growth is on par with all 3, there are solid arguments. However, I am a complete believer Wilson is just getting started. The other 3 are at the tail end of their peaks.
The most valuable player is not just what you are doing today but what you will continue to bring. It’s a player to build around for the future and a player who is elite today. There is not one player in the NFL I would take over Russell Wilson today.
The best part about it, I’m really starting to believe him. I don’t think he has even hit his peak yet. Given the body of work, he has shown and the growth demonstrated, I think he has at least another 4-5 years of truly elite play.
Seattle needs to capitalize on having the best player in the NFL with multiple Super Bowl trophies. They have the talent to do it. It is time to make this dream a reality. Simply, get it done Seattle.