Russell Wilson's MVP Case Finally Has Substance

Russell Wilson should be trusted this year as an MVP candidate.
Russell Wilson should be trusted this year as an MVP candidate. / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Over the second half of last season, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks got figured out. Their offense stalled out and Wilson went from being a legitimate MVP favorite to a quarterback trying to find his rhythm again. 

Seattle made Shane Waldron it's offensive coordinator in the offseason, and Waldron said he had a new offense for the Seahawks to run. This one would be focused around being more up-tempo and getting playmakers into space.

The Seahawks looked great on Sunday, beating the Colts 28-16. Wilson was incredibly efficient, completing 18-of-23 passes, and threw for 254 yards and 4 touchdowns. 

Wilson had a similar stat line in the season opener last year against Atlanta (31-of-35, 322 yards and 4 TDs), but things are going to be different this year.

D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett both looked comfortable against the Colts. They both caught four passes and scored at least once, something Seattle would love to see more of. 

WynnBET is giving Wilson +500 odds to lead the league in passing touchdowns. He's behind Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, but the confidence in the system change is clear.

The reason why the Seahawks struggled in the second half of last season was because the league caught on to them throwing bombs down the field. Their offense was centered around the big play, not allowing them to thrive in other ways. 

With the play-action pass and the perceived threat of Chris Carson running the ball serving as a set up, Wilson is going to be able to play better football for longer. This type of offense is much more sustainable than last year’s, which is good news for Seahawks fans and Wilson MVP voters. 

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