Russell Wilson is an elite generational talent at QB, but how do the Seahawks avoid wasting his talents and allow him to bring success and build his legacy? And to be sure, Wilson cannot be expected to win a Super Bowl on his own. Patrick Mahomes showed that cannot be done in the big game this past February.
As I have mentioned in a previous piece, Russell Wilson comes in at tenth on my list of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time, so how does coach Pete Carroll make the most of this rare gem in 2021?
Wilson has been very vocal in expressing his understandable frustrations recently, this seems to me to be a manifestation of a guy who sees his prime years being underutilized and maybe even squandered.
Russell Wilson and Seahawks should win future Super Bowls
So the first step is making Wilson believe he is part of a roster capable of winning Super Bowls (plural) rather than merely being a perennial playoff team. Some of this is psychology, but ultimately requires the talent on the roster and a schematic plan that is capable of achieving Wilson’s lofty goals.
In my previous piece, I discussed how the O-line would be better in 2021, which is the area Wilson has been particularly vocal about. I will cover the other areas of the roster in later articles, but let’s concentrate on Russell Wilson and what he and the Seattle Seahawks can do to make future seasons extremely successful.