The Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl window may be closing, but it won’t be shut for too long. Its defense may have to reload here soon, but as long as the Seahawks have Russell Wilson as their starting quarterback, they should be in good shape.
Wilson has improved as a pocket passer over the years, but is still at his best as a Fran Tarkenton style of scrambler in the backfield. The touch that Wilson has on his throws shows us all why he was a former farm hand for the Colorado Rockies organization as a second base prospect.
Wilson has great on-field leadership and is incredibly tough for an undersized signal caller. 2016 was a trying year for Wilson by an absolute embarrassment of an offensive line. He still led Seattle to an NFC West division crown and a playoff win at home over the Detroit Lions.
In 2016, Wilson, completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 4,219 yards, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Though he has improved in yards every season since coming out of Wisconsin in 2012, he may never put up the touchdown numbers of his contemporaries. That has more to do with Seattle’s football culture as a defense-first team under head coach Pete Carroll.
Wilson has already been to two Super Bowls in five NFL seasons, winning it all in 2013. Seattle has made the NFC Playoffs all five seasons of Wilson’s NFL career. One has to believe that Wilson will get to and win another Super Bowl before he does hang up the spikes. He’s just getting started.