Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been named the NFC offensive player of the week after his team dominated the New Orleans Saints. Wilson completed 22 of 30 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns against the Saints on Monday Night Football. That gave him an impressive 94.7 quarterback rating and a 139.6 passer rating.
After the game, Wilson talked about anticipating the blitz and actually liking it.
“We wanted to be great against the blitz,” Wilson said. ” … We knew they were going to bring some pressure and we like the sense of pressure because there is a lot of green grass behind it.”
Some are thinking Wilson is an MVP candidate.
“What usually happens is the teams that have to most success attract that [MVP] type of attention,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday on his 710 ESPN Seattle radio show. “No question. [Wilson] is playing that type of football, but that doesn’t matter, and I think he would tell you the same thing.”
“It’s a beautiful statement that’s he’s arriving, and you better look out,” Carroll said. “He did a perfect job. He saw [the blitz] coming and checked off to it. He finds so many ways to make it tough on an opponent.”