Russell Wilson is off to the best start of his career. The Seahawks are 5-0 for the first time ever. So how can I say he needs the bye week off? Read on.
Before you throw something at your monitor, or even worse, throw your phone, I sincerely believe Russell Wilson is the best quarterback in the league. I wouldn’t trade him for Aaron Rodgers – and I mean Aaron Rodgers from 2010. Pat Mahomes is great, of course, but Wilson can do things that no other QB can do. So, how can I say he needs a break?
It’s really quite simple. Just look at the stats. Okay, we’ll do more than that, but we’ll start with the mathy stuff. Wilson started off the Seahawks season like all of Seattle’s hair was on fire in the win over Atlanta. He had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. That’s just insane. I think we can all agree that Wilson was in absolute command in that game. His passer rating was a ridiculously great 143.1. That is a pretty good way to kick of the season.
He followed that up with another great outing in the Hawks dramatic win over the Patriots. True, it took a dramatic stuff of Cam Covid Newton at the one to secure the win. But without Russell Wilson’s five touchdown passes, Seattle would have had nothing to save. Number Three did miss seven passes – although one was that interception that bounced off Greg Olson’s hands. Still, five scores is a pretty tasty treat. Wilson posted a passer rating of 132.1 for the game.