In year eight, Russell Wilson makes a case for MVP

AP

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wants to win games not individual awards. Still, it’s impossible not to notice the building buzz for MVP, especially in light of his stellar start to the season.

So why is Wilson off to the best start of his career, with 14 touchdowns, no picks, and a passer rating of 124.7 through six games?

He told me by phone after the game that it’s a product of the ongoing growth in his career. He continues to build experience after experience, with eight years of getting ready for various coaches and defenses putting him in a spot where he has complete confidence in his game.

“I’ve studied like crazy,” Wilson said. “It’s years and years of preparation. I’m feeling like there’s nothing you can show me I haven’t seen before.”

Aiding his development is the fact that he’s never missed a game.

“I think that’s huge,” he said. “Being available, being able to play at all costs and leave it all on the field. I always wanted to play every play and play every game.”

This year, he’s arguably playing better than any other quarterback, and if he keeps it up he very well could become the MVP. More importantly the Seahawks could end up forcing the road to Miami through Seattle, which will make a return to the Super Bowl more likely.

49 responses to “In year eight, Russell Wilson makes a case for MVP

  1. As a niner fan, I respect the hell out of Wilson. No picks through six games is incredible. Can’t wait till that November 11th game. Should be a good one

  2. Well, he’s definitely the unanimous MVP so far in the second half of the season. However, there’s a lot more of football left to be played. Let’s see how he plays against the Ravens, Niners, Vikings, Eagles, and Panthers. He deserves an award at this point.

  3. Actually it’s been every year for the last 8… the rest of you are just finally starting to notice…

  4. Seahawks quietly and methodically becoming a real Super Bowl contender. Shhhh. They don’t want anyone to notice. Getting harder not to, considering how Dallas and LA are unraveling.

  5. I remember when he first came in as a rookie and heck even this year hearing how he is a running QB and will eventually get injured and defenses will catch up to him, how he is only suceeding because of his defense…..Well it’s been 8 years with no missed games, Wilson is one of the best passer in the game, and is one of the handful of a bonafied elite QB in the game. Who knew after all the RG3 and suck for Luck hype from that draft 8 years ago Russell Wilson would turn out to have the best career out of the bunch? And no matter what you think of Kirk Cousins he may also turn out to have the second best career of all QB drafted in that class when everything is said and done. The NFL is like that sometimes.

  6. “Jimmy G is a better quarterback.”

    This is why you can’t talk football with niner fans. Not all, but most are the very definition of bandwagon with little knowledge of the game. Only Patriot fans are worse.

  7. I hope Russell Wilson makes MVP and then Seattle makes another quick exit from the playoffs. ROTFL.

  8. I keep hearing lately how he has never missed a game and is always playing, this talk worries me, you can call it superstition but I believe this will jinx him.

  9. Anyone that disputes otherwise is an idiot… means you obviously don’t like stats, Wilson doesn’t do anything but win…

  10. kamthechancellor says:
    October 13, 2019 at 9:35 pm
    “Jimmy G is a better quarterback.”

    This is why you can’t talk football with niner fans. Not all, but most are the very definition of bandwagon with little knowledge of the game. Only Patriot fans are worse.

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    Respectfully disagree. Patriots fans are not nearly as annoying, whereas Packers and Vikings fans are the absolute worst, second only to 9er fans, who are totally insufferable. Some seahawk fans are without reason as well but not like those 9ers nut jobs.

  11. The 49ers could turn out to be a better team than the Seahawks this year but anyone who thinks Jimmy G. Is better than Russell Wilson does not watch them both play period.

  12. Numbers do not lie. People do. Jimmy G. is 11-2 as starter for the 49ers, and 2-0 as starter for the New England Patriots. That means so far he has compiled a record of 13-2 as starter in the NFL. Compare that to Russell Wilson’s first season in the NFL, when he went 11-5 in the regular season, with the Beast Mold as his running back. Only a Russell Wilson apologist can claim that Wilson is a better quarterback than Jimmy G. The numbers do not support that claim. I have a hunch Jimmy G. will lead the 49ers to a better win-loss record than Russell Wilson after the 2019 regular season has ended.

  13. It’s so crazy how Wilson quietly been balling since he got in the league and among dual QBs the media focuses on Cam Newton and saying he’s the best dual threat QB smh

  14. Jimmy G. beat the Bangles, Dawg Pound, Steelers, and LAmbs by a combined margin of 69 points. Russell Wilson beat these same 4 teams with a combined margin of 8 points. Give me some excuses why Wilson could not do even 1/8 as well as Jimmy G. and why people think that the Sea Dorks are a better team than Frisco.

  15. Russell Wilson is Houdini out there. Without Wilson, the Hawks are Miami WestCoast.
    Our team isn’t that great. It’s RW and some Carson sprinkled in. Without Wilson, we’d be 0-5. Poor OL, avg receivers and a below avg defense.

    I watch closely and Bobby Wagner hasn’t played very well for $18mm/season. KJ Wright is not that good though a ball bounced in his hands today.

    Russell Wilson and Chris Carson are the whole team right now. With the return of JReed at DT, I expect the D to improve dramatically over the next 10 weeks. A pocket collapsing 3 TEch is exactly what Norton needs to get this D playing ball because right now, they don’t look that great.

    Wilson with 14 pass Tds, 3 rush Td’s and ZERO int’s is definitely a MVP candidate. He’s Houdini out there. Go Hawks!

  16. Numbers do not lie. People do. Jimmy G. is 11-2 as starter for the 49ers, and 2-0 as starter for the New England Patriots. That means so far he has compiled a record of 13-2 as starter in the NFL. Compare that to Russell Wilson’s first season in the NFL, when he went 11-5 in the regular season, with the Beast Mold as his running back. Only a Russell Wilson apologist can claim that Wilson is a better quarterback than Jimmy G. The numbers do not support that claim. I have a hunch Jimmy G. will lead the 49ers to a better win-loss record than Russell Wilson after the 2019 regular season has ended.

    Tslk to me when Jimmy G has been a starter for 8 years

  17. I am a Viking fan. If I had to pick one QB…. I’m picking Russell Wilson. He makes everyone on his offense better. You are never out of the game with this guy. To the Jimmy G guy… give me a break. I hope we get Jimmy G in the playoffs. We had some fun with him last year when he made his way to Minnesota.

  18. Russell Wilson is Houdini out there. Without Wilson, the Hawks are Miami WestCoast.
    Our team isn’t that great. It’s RW and some Carson sprinkled in. Without Wilson, we’d be 0-5. Poor OL, avg receivers and a below avg defense.

    I watch closely and Bobby Wagner hasn’t played very well for $18mm/season. KJ Wright is not that good though a ball bounced in his hands today.

    Russell Wilson and Chris Carson are the whole team right now. With the return of JReed at DT, I expect the D to improve dramatically over the next 10 weeks. A pocket collapsing 3 TEch is exactly what Norton needs to get this D playing ball because right now, they don’t look that great.

    Wilson with 14 pass Tds, 3 rush Td’s and ZERO int’s is definitely a MVP candidate. He’s Houdini out there. Go Hawks!

    you are correct, to a point, lets look at today game,,Browns scored first 3 poss. I told wife, Hawks need to make changes on D,, we are ok. Next poss for Browns,,3 and punt,,BLOCKED and then interception. Russel Wilson is imply a part,albeit big part, of a TEAM. look at the whole game, we tend to get to confined to a obvious part of the game. I will say this. Russell knows how to deal with any game situation that comes to him. He is a part of a TEAM. but he knows how to pump the WHOLE team up,, depending on this games situation. this is why most Hawk games are close, IMHO

  19. californianewton says:
    October 13, 2019 at 11:36 pm
    Jimmy G. beat the Bangles, Dawg Pound, Steelers, and LAmbs by a combined margin of 69 points. Russell Wilson beat these same 4 teams with a combined margin of 8 points. Give me some excuses why Wilson could not do even 1/8 as well as Jimmy G. and why people think that the Sea Dorks are a better team than Frisco.
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    You wanna compare stats? Ok, let’s do this.

    Wilson has 14 passing TDs and 0 picks in 6 games. Jimmy G has 7 TDs and 5 picks in 5 games. Not even close to Russell’s rate in passing yardage either. Let’s also consider Russ’ 120 yards and 2 TDs rushing compared to a humble 6 yards and 0 TDs from Jimmy.

    I wouldn’t dare to dispute that SF is playing great ball as a team so far this year, but to claim that Jimmy G has been playing better that Russell Wilson to this point is just lunacy.

  20. “Wilson has 14 passing TDs and 0 picks in 6 games. Jimmy G has 7 TDs and 5 picks in 5 games. Not even close to Russell’s rate in passing yardage either. Let’s also consider Russ’ 120 yards and 2 TDs rushing compared to a humble 6 yards and 0 TDs from Jimmy.“

    Whoops, missed today’s rushing stats…

    RW: 151 yds and 3 TDs
    JG: 10 yds and 1 TD

    …my point stands

  21. He is a GREAT QB and, I would bet, a future Hall of Famer. Elusive, smart, and solid as a rock.

    Credit to Seattle for starting him years ago even though they signed Flynn to millions. Take note Tampa and Tennessee and every other team too insecure to admit a mistake.

  22. Slow your roll Seattle fans you just beat the Browns and Danny Dangerous call me when you beat up on somebody good

  23. This piece is about the greatness of Russell Wilson, which can’t be denied. He is carrying this squad, sprinkling in some Carson the past few games. The Hawks D is not playing well at all.

    Hawk fans aren’t saying the team is elite. It’s not. However, RW is playing the best ball in the NFL right now. His leadership, his moxie, his decision making, his athleticism, his clutch, his accuracy, his deep ball, his running, his houdiniesque ability, his 14 passing td’s with limited surrounding cast, his 3 rushing td’s, his ZERO interceptions.

    Russell Wilson has carried the Hawks to 5-1. No Wilson = 1-5 or 0 – 6.

    SF has a better Defense than Seattle. Likely a better “Team” right now. However, Jimmy G is NOT CLOSE to the QB that Wilson is, not close.

    I watched Jimmy games and his decision making his average at best. That end zone INT vs the Rams yesterday was absolutely pathetic and one of many poor decisions and throws he often makes. Kittle would have 7 td receptions if playing with Wilson.

    SF has a much better D than the Hawks but Wilson is a much better QB than Jimmy G and reason if they meet up in the playoffs, I’ll go with Seattle because Wilson will find a Houdini way to carry the Hawks while JImmy G will make poor decisions and lose the game even with a much better Defense.

    Wilson’s greatness can NOT be denied. Jimmy G has a LONG LONG LONG way to go to be in Wilson’s class and it’s not close.

  24. kamthechancellor says:
    October 13, 2019 at 9:35 pm
    “Jimmy G is a better quarterback.”

    This is why you can’t talk football with niner fans. Not all, but most are the very definition of bandwagon with little knowledge of the game. Only Patriot fans are worse.

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    Kind of like when Seahawks’ fans were declaring their team as “a Dynasty”. Remember that? Good times!

  25. harry hands says:
    October 14, 2019 at 12:12 am
    I am a Viking fan. If I had to pick one QB…. I’m picking Russell Wilson. He makes everyone on his offense better. You are never out of the game with this guy. To the Jimmy G guy… give me a break. I hope we get Jimmy G in the playoffs. We had some fun with him last year when he made his way to Minnesota.

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    LOL!! What makes you think the Vikings will make the playoffs?

  26. Seattle never gets personal awards…if they do it’s a kiss of death (Shaun Alexander). Please stop talking about MVP, Russell has been amazing from day 1, and it’s a tad annoying this is just now being hyped up.

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