A segment on NFL Network recently address whether Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson can carry an offense. Wilson thinks he already has proven that he can.
“I think we’ve done that before,” Wilson told the Wisconsin State Journal. “I think I did it the first two years.”
While Wilson may not have big passing numbers, he has shown that he can keep an offense together through any amount of adversity, regardless of the magnitude of the circumstances.
“I think that confidence you have playing in big games, never scared, never fearful, just go out there and play the game,” Wilson said.
He’s also not scared about the fact that he was sacked 44 times last year, the third highest total in the league.
“I think we’re doing just fine,” Wilson said. “We just won a Super Bowl, so I’m excited about the next opportunity.”
The challenge for 2014 becomes avoiding complacency and finding the will to retreat to 0-0 and to climb the mountain again. Wilson seems to have no trouble finding the motivation to do it.
“I want to be the best, [so] I have to keep working at it and working at it,” Wilson said.
We won’t bet against him on that, or on anything.