There’s no way around it; Russell Wilson is having the worst season of his career. That doesn’t mean the Seahawks should move on from the best quarterback in franchise history. He’ll be back, and better than ever.
No one can reasonably defend the season Russell Wilson has had this year. While there are literally a dozen teams that would make some sweet trade offers for him, by his standards, it’s been a dismal year. With two games left, he’ll likely set career lows in almost every category. Sure, he missed three games (and should have sat out at least two more), but he simply isn’t playing anything like Mr. Unlimited. Russ has led 24 comebacks and 31 game-winning drives in his Seahawks career. None have come this season.
Okay, so I’m pretty sure we can all agree it hasn’t been the best year for Russell Wilson, right? His poor season extends far past the awful Packers game. Even as bad as it’s been, he still ranks in the top ten in passer rating, yards per completion and attempt, and interception rate, among other categories. Even with just 18 touchdown passes, he ranks 12th in TD percentage. Let me correct a statement I made above: there are at least 20 teams who’d rather have Russell Wilson under center than the guy they have now.
Seahawks need Russell Wilson to get his groove back
The interwebs are full of trade rumors and destinations for Russ. We here at 12thManRising have, at last count, 236 articles ourselves. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration. But there are more than a few trade suggestions, as you can see here (thanks Carson) and here (thanks Lee) and – well, you get the picture.
The thing is, Wilson isn’t exactly the first star quarterback to see his game slip. Allow me to give you a few comparisons. And there are more than you may have imagined. As you might expect, you won’t find players like Colt McCoy or Nick Foles on the list. They were good enough to beat the Seahawks this year, but they had exactly established themselves as at the top of the league at any point in their career – a Super Bowl win notwithstanding.