Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson shredded the Saints’ defense all night on Monday, so it’s no surprise that he’s been named the NFC offensive player of the week.
Wilson completed 22 of 30 passes for 310 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions, and also ran for 47 yards, as the Seahawks breezed past the Saints. It was an impressive performance by the entire team, and Wilson was the man leading the way
Now the question is whether Wilson, in just his second season after the Seahawks chose him in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft, is ready to lead the Seahawks to a championship. Right now, Seattle is the favorite to win it all.
One of the amazing things to consider, as we look at all Wilson has done in his first two seasons, is that the Seahawks easily could have missed him. If some other team had looked past his short stature and seen his big talent, maybe he’d be leading some other team toward the playoffs. Or maybe he wouldn’t be as good in another system. Or maybe he’d be languishing on the bench. (That’s definitely where he’d be if the Broncos had chosen Wilson instead of Brock Osweiler in the second round last year.)
Fortunately for the Seahawks, they got their man. And their man is one of the best players in the NFL.