|Date of Birth:||11/29/1988|
|Drafted:||2012 | Round 3 | Pick 75|
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Russell Wilson in MVP form to kickoff the 2020 season.
Wilson was 31/35 for 322 yards and four touchdowns against the Falcons, and the veteran quarterback also led Seattle in rushing with 29 yards on three carries. Two touchdowns were on short passes to running back Chris Carson, one was on a deep ball to D.K. Metcalf, and one was on a red-zone throw to Greg Olsen. Wilson wanted to open things up a bit with the Seahawks offense this year, and the early returns look promising in that regard—it'll be difficult to top Lamar Jackson if he stays healthy, but Wilson has overall QB1 upside this season.
Russell Wilson wants to run more up-tempo offense this season.
During the NFL Scouting Combine, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that he and Wilson have been talking about moving to more of an up-tempo offense "for years." Carroll added that "you'll see what happens," so perhaps he's open to using tempo more in 2020. With second-year receiver D.K. Metcalf emerging as a stud playmaker on the outside, Wilson has the arsenal at his disposal to spread it out and attack the defense with more of a wide-open attack. However, Seattle has thrived on running the ball and playing tough defense while allowing Wilson to torch defenses on play-action passes over the years. The offense of the Seahawks will be interesting to watch this fall, and Wilson would obviously have monstrous upside if the Seahawks do go up-tempo and allow him to throw the ball around more.
Seahawks sign Russell Wilson to four-year, $140 million contract.
Wilson and his agent gave Seattle a deadline to get a deal done before they would stop negotiating, and it paid off for the Super Bowl-winning quarterback, as he's receiving the biggest deal in NFL history. The 30 year old is reportedly receiving a record $65 million guaranteed, and his $35 million per year breaks the record Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers set last season ($33.5 million per year). The rumors of Wilson wanting to play in New York have been proven baseless, and Seahawks fans can rejoice having their franchise quarterback locked up through the 2023 season. Obviously, the Seahawks expect Wilson to play at a very high level (as usual) moving forward, and fantasy owners should continue to expect QB1 production for at least the next few seasons.
Russell Wilson has told the Seahawks he wants a new contract by April 15, according to The Seattle Times.
Seattle begins their offseason program on April 15, so Wilson probably just doesn't want to deal with questions about his contract when he's focused on the season, hence the reported deadline. Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times says "it's thought the two sides have had some negotiations in recent days." Wilson wanting a new contract should end any of the speculation about the Super Bowl-winning quarterback wanting to move across the country to play for the Giants, which was probably completely baseless speculation anyway. We would expect the Seahawks will want to lock Wilson up, but they do have the franchise tag in their back pocket for next offseason if they feel Wilson is asking for too much money right now. Either way, you should feel good about Wilson remaining in Seattle for the foreseeable future, so his fantasy value will remain intact while playing with the same franchise he's played for since being drafted in the third round of the 2012 draft.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks fall to the Cowboys in the Wild Card Round, 24-22.
Wilson was 18/27 for 233 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions, also adding three carries for 14 yards and a score on the ground. Seattle struggled to run the ball against a stingy Dallas front—Chris Carson had just 13 carries for 20 yards—and the Cowboys made more plays late despite Wilson playing well, including the go-ahead rushing touchdown at one point in the second half. The Seahawks will now look towards 2019, though, and Wilson will hopefully get another weapon in the passing game to make up for less running in what will be his age-30/31 season. He should be a solid pick in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts next summer.
Russell Wilson throws one touchdown in Week 17.
Wilson was 12/21 for 152 yards, one touchdown, and one interception against the Cardinals, again connecting with Tyler Lockett for the score (tenth time this season). Wilson's regular season ends with 3,448 yards, 35 touchdowns, seven interceptions, and a completion percentage of 65.5% along with 67 carries for 376 yards. This was the first season Wilson did not have any rushing touchdowns, as he operated a balanced offensive attack that didn't require him to use his legs to get the ball into the end zone, especially with a wrecking-ball runner like Chris Carson in the backfield. Wilson's 35 passing touchdowns set a new franchise record, as did his 110.9 passer rating. Now Wilson will go on another playoff run starting this Saturday night against the Cowboys.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks pickup huge win over the Chiefs, 38-31.
Wilson was 18/29 for 271 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding eight carries for 57 yards. The scores came to Nick Vannett (one yard), Doug Baldwin (27 yards), and Ed Dickson (two yards), as Wilson put himself squarely in the MVP conversation as Seattle improved to 3-0 in primetime games—all of which have come over the past six weeks. The victory locked up a playoff spot for the Seahawks, and they will now play to keep the No. 5 seed next week against the Cardinals. At home, Wilson will be a solid QB1.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks lose to the 49ers in overtime, 26-23.
Wilson was 23/31 for 237 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, also adding five carries for 15 yards. Seattle was in a battle throughout, and a three-and-out to start overtime allowed San Francisco to get in range for a game-winning field goal by Robbie Gould. Now, the Seahawks are suddenly no lock for the postseason after the Eagles beat the Rams on Sunday night, so Wilson will need to be at his best next week for a primetime clash against the Chiefs. Fortunately, the game comes in Seattle, which bolsters the case for Wilson as a strong QB1 in the fantasy championship.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks pickup big win over the Vikings, 21-7.
Wilson was 10/20 for 72 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception, also adding seven carries for 61 yards. The performance certainly wasn't what fantasy owners were expected, but Seattle played stout defense all night, and a boneheaded interception by Wilson at the end of the first half didn't end up costing Seattle, who led 3-0 heading into the fourth quarter before scoring 18 more unanswered points. Russell should bounce back next week in San Francisco as a low-end QB1.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks blow out the Niners, 43-16.
Wilson was 11/17 for 185 yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding four carries for 14 yards. Most of the damage was done in the first half on Sunday, as Wilson needed just four completions to throw for three touchdowns to Jaron Brown (four yards), Tyler Lockett (52 yards), and Doug Baldwin (one yard) before finishing things off with another score to Brown from 18 yards away in the second half. Seattle now sits at 7-5, and Wilson should be getting some MVP consideration with a 29:5 touchdown-interception ratio in a season that many thought Seattle wouldn't compete in. At home again on Monday night, Wilson has a backend QB1 case despite a matchup against the Vikings.
Russell Wilson throws two touchdowns in Seattle's Week 12 win.
Wilson was 22/31 for 339 yards and two touchdowns along with three carries for four yards against the Panthers. It was an exceptional game for Wilson, who led the Seahawks to 13 fourth-quarter points to get to 6-5 and in prime position for a wild-card spot in the NFC. The scores were to Tyler Lockett (on a laser for 12 yards) and David Moore (on a 35-yard deep ball to tie the game in the fourth quarter). Wilson is arguably playing the best football of his career right now, and he's doing it mostly as a passer. He has at least 18 standard fantasy points in every game since Week 5, and you should keep him locked into lineups as a strong QB1 option next week against the Niners.
Russell Wilson throws two touchdowns in Seattle's Thursday night win.
Wilson was 21/31 for 225 yards and two touchdowns along with five carries for 17 yards in the huge win against the Packers as the Seahawks improve to 5-5. Wilson started the game slow with a couple of missed throws including an overthrow to Doug Baldwin in the end zone, but he bounced back and played well throughout. It was another run-heavy approach for the Seahawks, with Wilson avoiding mistakes and making big plays with the game on the line late. The first score was to Doug Baldwin on a corner route in the red zone, and the second score was on a quick 15-yard pass up the seam to Ed Dickson for the game-winning score in the fourth quarter. This game extends Wilson's streak to six straight with at least 18 standard fantasy points, and he's simply playing really well right now. He'll remain a QB1 option for Week 12 against Carolina.
Russell Wilson throws three touchdowns in Seahawks' loss.
Wilson was 17/26 for 176 yards and three touchdowns along with nine carries for 92 yards against the Rams. He also lost a fumble. Wilson hit Tyler Lockett (on a great deep ball to the end zone), Mike Davis (wide open in the flat off play action), and Nick Vannett (on a laser to the end zone) for his three touchdowns. Coming into the game, Wilson had just 118 rushing yards this season, but he was running around and played extremely hard trying to lead his team to victory over a tough opponent. Wilson nearly led them on a go-ahead drive late in the fourth quarter, but he was pressured and missed an open Tyler Lockett with a high throw while on the run. Wilson continues to play well in a low-volume passing attack, and he'll look to keep it going this Thursday night against the Packers. Wilson has had his share of struggles against Green Bay, but the good news is the game is at home.
Russell Wilson throws two touchdowns in Seahawks' loss.
Wilson was 26/39 for 235 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception along with five carries for 41 yards versus the Chargers. LA put a lot of pressure on Wilson, who was sacked four times in the game. The touchdowns were on a couple of thread-the-needle balls in the end zone to Jaron Brown and Nick Vannett, and the interception was a pick-six on a play where impressive second-year cornerback Desmond King undercut a route from the slot and took it 42 yards to the house. At the end of the game, Wilson nearly led the Seahawks on a touchdown drive that would have given them a chance to tie the game with a two-point conversion, but a pass to the end zone was slightly deflected and made it tough for David Moore to come up with. Through eight games, last year's No. 1 fantasy quarterback is on pace for 3,582 passing yards, 36 passing touchdowns, ten interceptions, 48 carries (which would be by far a career-low) 236 rushing yards, and no rushing touchdowns. If the rushing production picks up in the second half, Wilson would become a stronger QB1 option in fantasy lineups, but he's still putting up great numbers for fantasy owners.
Russell Wilson throws three touchdowns in Seahawks' win.
Paired with a strong running game, Wilson play an extremely efficient game against the Lions, going 14/17 for 248 yards and three touchdowns along with two carries for 15 yards. The scores were to Ed Dickson, Tyler Lockett, and David Moore, as the veteran quarterback gave his guys opportunities to make plays on throws to the end zone. This was a great outing for Wilson off the bye, and he'll look to keep it going in Week 9 against the Chargers. Remember, Wilson is traditionally a guy that plays better in the second half of seasons.
Russell Wilson throws three touchdowns in London game win.
Wilson played an efficient game against the Raiders, going 17/23 for 222 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception along with six carries for 20 yards. The scores were to David Moore, Jaron Brown, and Tyler Lockett, with all three coming in the red zone. Wilson also had an interception in the red zone on a ball that he forced to Doug Baldwin in tight coverage. Wilson and the Seahawks now have a Week 7 bye before facing the Lions in a couple weeks. Remember, Wilson typically plays his best late in seasons, so he's a buy-low candidate if you're hurting at quarterback.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks improve to 2-2 with last-second field goal against the Cardinals.
Wilson was 19/26 for 172 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding four carries for 21 yards in a 20-17 victory. It was obviously a quiet game for fantasy owners, but Wilson made plays when it counted to lead a game-winning drive on the road. Through four games, the 29-year-old is on pace for 3,552 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions, but Wilson is usually a slow-starter, and he is sure to start doing more damage as a runner soon with just 42 yards thus far. Perhaps Wilson will take on more responsibility as a dual-threat in a huge game against the undefeated Rams next Sunday. He is probably a QB1 with the hope that Seattle's offensive line can keep Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh out of his face.
Russell Wilson throws two touchdowns in Seahawks' first win of the season.
Facing an 0-3 start, both the offense and defense stepped up for Seattle in a home matchup against the Cowboys. Russell Wilson was sharp throughout the afternoon, going 16/26 for 192 yards and two touchdowns. The first score was a strike to Tyler Lockett down the right sideline for 52 yards, and the second was a seam pass to Jaron Brown for 16 yards. Wilson also notably had an absolute dime to Brandon Marshall for 27 yards for what might have been the best throw of the week. Wilson might be able to pick apart Arizona's defense in Week 4, but there's a chance it's a defensive battle.
Russell Wilson gets sacked six times in Seahawks' Week 2 loss.
This is the second time in as many weeks Wilson has been sacked six times to open the season, as the offensive line isn't giving him much time to throw. In the loss, Wilson was 22/36 for 226 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception along with three carries for 17 yards. Wilson also fumbled twice and lost one. The first touchdown was on a beautiful 20-yard pass to Tyler Lockett to the corner of the end zone, and the second touchdown was to a wide-open Will Dissly with under 20 seconds remaining. Wilson faces a talented Cowboys defense in Week 3, but he remains a QB1 option. Remember, Wilson sometimes has slow starts to seasons before turning it on.
Seahawks, Russell Wilson fall to 0-1 with loss to the Broncos.
It was a turnover-filled game against the Broncos, and Wilson had his share with a couple of interceptions in the three-point loss. Wilson was 19/33 for 298 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, two interceptions, and two carries for five rushing yards in the game. The touchdowns were to Will Dissly, Brandon Marshall, and Tyler Lockett (on a 51-yard bomb). Wilson was sacked six times in the game (three times by Von Miller), losing 56 yards. He'll have another tough matchup in Week 2 against an athletic Bears defense that includes Khalil Mack.
Russell Wilson misses the playoffs for the first time in his career.
Wilson and the Seahawks didn't have a chance because of Atlanta's win over Carolina, but they still fell to the Cardinals in a game they had to win to stay alive for the NFC playoffs. Wilson played fine in the game, going 18/29 for 221 yards and two touchdowns along with five carries for 36 yards on the ground. Wilson had an MVP-caliber season for the Seahawks, basically carrying the offense while being the top fantasy scorer this season. He threw for 3,983 yards with 34 passing touchdowns and 11 interceptions along with 95 carries for 586 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. The Seahawks clearly need to get Wilson some help for next season, and he should remain among the elite fantasy quarterbacks for 2018.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks stay alive with 21-12 win over Dallas.
Wilson was 14/21 for 93 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. He also rushed nine times for 29 yards, which led the team. Seattle now just needs a win and a Falcons tie to make the postseason, so they should be focused in Week 17 against the Cardinals. However, Wilson will undoubtedly be asked to do it all again for the offense, so he's a rare high-end, volatile QB1 option to finish the regular season.
Russell Wilson can't get much going against the Rams.
Los Angeles did an outstanding job of pressuring and getting to Wilson throughout the game, as the sacked Wilson seven times and didn't let him scramble around and make huge plays down the field. Wilson was 14/30 for 142 yards and a touchdown, along with five carries for a team-high 39 yards. He also lost a fumble and had one of the weirdest plays you'll ever see when he was getting spun around by a Rams defender and threw the ball about ten yards backward and out of bounds when he was trying to throw it away. The Rams always seem to do a nice job on Wilson, so there's no reason to be alarmed heading into fantasy championships next week. Keep Wilson locked in lineups against Dallas.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks come up short against the Jaguars.
Wilson was 17/31 for 271 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions. He also rushed five times for 50 yards. Seattle was down 24-10 heading into the final quarter, but two field goals in the quarter by Jacksonville helped them hold on in a 30-24 win. Wilson should take better care of the football next week against Los Angeles in a game that could decide who wins the NFC West. He's likely a top-five play.
Russell Wilson plays great in win over NFC-best Eagles.
As usual, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback showed up for a big game in December, as he helped Seattle put up ten quick points to open the game in a commanding victory. Overall, Wilson was 20/31 for 227 yards and three touchdowns while adding six carries for 31 yards on the ground. The first touchdown was to Jimmy Graham on a perfect back-shoulder pass to the front pylon; the second was to Tyler Lockett on a short crossing route that worked its way to the other side of the end zone; and the third was on a 15-yard sluggo to a wide-open J.D. McKissic. Again, Wilson accounted for all three touchdowns for Seattle, and that now makes it 96.7 percent of them on the season. Wilson is squarely in the MVP conversation as we head into the final four games of the season, and he remains an obvious QB1 even in a difficult matchup with Jacksonville next week.
Russell Wilson totals three touchdowns in Seahawks' win.
Wilson again basically put the offense on his back in Week 12 against the 49ers, going 20/34 for 228 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception while adding seven carries for 25 yards and a touchdown on the ground. The rushing touchdown was on a zone read at the goal line, and the passing scores were to Nick Vannett on a corner route and Jimmy Graham on a slant at the goal line. The Eagles next Sunday night might present the biggest challenge of the season for Wilson, but he's still an obvious QB1 for the final week of the fantasy regular season for many leagues.
Russell Wilson totals three touchdowns but Falcons defeat the Seahawks.
The game didn't start off well for Wilson, as he threw what appeared to just be a very inaccurate pass over the middle that was picked off by Desmond Trufant. And he did have another turnover later in the half on a sack fumble that was recovered for a touchdown, but after that he played very well. Wilson was 26/42 for 258 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception and a lost fumble, and carried seven times for 86 yards and a touchdown. Wilson's first touchdown throw was on yet another high-point throw to Jimmy Graham in the end zone, a play that's become one of the most effective in the NFL this season; and the second was to a wide-open Doug Baldwin over the middle for 29 yards late in the game. The rushing touchdown was on a play-action rollout at the goal line. Averaging 26.2 fantasy points over his last five games, Wilson will be an elite QB1 against the 49ers next week.
Russell Wilson throws two touchdowns in Thursday night win over the Cardinals.
It wasn't the biggest box score game for Wilson, but he played very well in Seattle's six-point win. Wilson was 22/32 for 238 yards and two touchdowns while adding four carries for 19 yards. Both touchdowns were to tight end Jimmy Graham by the goal line—one in the first and one in the fourth—but the best play was probably the one that set up the second touchdown to Graham, as Wilson scrambled around and basically threw a no-look pass that was hauled in on the sideline by Doug Baldwin and taken 54 yards to inside the five-yard line. He did leave the game for one play to be evaluated for a concussion, but he basically went into the medical tent for half a second before declaring he was fine and going back into the game. Wilson could be in a high-scoring affair in Week 11 on Monday Night Football against the Falcons, and he should remain in lineups as a QB1.
Russell Wilson throws two interceptions in Seahawks' loss.
The Seahawks threw the ball 45 times in this one, and they didn't score any points offensively until putting up 12 in the fourth quarter. Wilson was 24/45 for 297 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions, while also adding ten carries for 77 yards. The first interception was on a throw that was undercut by Redskins corner Kendall Fuller, and the second interception was on a throw while scrambling and under pressure as he probably just didn't see linebacker Will Compton dropped in coverage. The touchdowns were to Luke Willson for ten yards and Doug Baldwin on a 30-yarder. Through eight games, Wilson is on pace for 4,610 passing yards, 34 passing touchdowns, 12 interceptions, 42 carries, 542 rushing yards, and two rushing touchdowns—but he's on pace for a career-low 62.0% completion percentage. The Seahawks have a quick turnaround on Thursday against the Cardinals.
Russell Wilson plays outstanding in Seahawks' win.
This was one of Wilson's best games of his career, as he overcame the lack of a running game and poor defense, basically putting Seattle on his back against the Texans. Wilson was 26/41 for 452 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception; and he also, by far, led the team in rushing with 30 yards on four attempts. Two touchdowns went to Paul Richardson, and two went to Jimmy Graham, including the game-winner to a wide-open Graham with just over 20 seconds remaining in the game. Wilson's MVP performance puts him right in the discussion for the award as we hit just around the halfway point in the season, but he's probably not really worried about that. The Seahawks face the Redskins next week, and Wilson will continue to offer monster QB1 upside.
Russell Wilson goes over 300 yards with three touchdowns in Seahawks' win over the Giants.
Coming off the bye, Wilson had a very good game against a tough Giants defense, going 27/39 for 334 yards and three touchdowns while adding ten yards rushing on two carries. The offensive line of the Seahawks did a very good job in the game, as Wilson as only sacked one time and he appeared to have more time than usual. The touchdowns were a 32-yard deep ball over the middle to Doug Baldwin, a 38-yard deep ball to Paul Richardson off a flea flicker that was nearly intercepted but ruled joint possession and therefore a catch, and a pass at the goal line to Jimmy Graham against a smaller defender. Now the Texans come off a bye to face Seattle in Week 8, but Wilson remains a QB1 in that game.
Seahawks improve to 3-2 with win over the Rams.
Russell Wilson was 24/37 for 198 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a defensive battle against LA. Wilson also couldn’t get much going on the ground, gaining 16 yards on his five attempts. The touchdown for Wilson was on a fade to Jimmy Graham by the goal line in the second quarter. Seattle continues to struggle to block, so Wilson is going to continue getting a lot put on his plate. The Seahawks have a Week 6 bye before playing the Giants in Week 7.
Russell Wilson pressured early, but Seahawks pull away from Colts on SNF.
Wilson was 21/26 for 295 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. He also rushed four times for 38 yards and another score. Seattle is now 2-2, and Wilson is on pace for 4,096 yards, 28 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He also looks healthier this year as a runner, and should continue to make an impact there. Wilson is a solid QB1 as the Seahawks take on Jared Goff and the Rams in LA next Sunday.
Russell Wilson throws for career-high in passing yardage, but Seahawks fall to 1-2.
Things did not start out well again for Seattle's offense against the Titans, but Wilson got the offense moving and ended up going 29/49 for 373 yards and four touchdowns in the game. He also added seven carries for 26 yards. After being a bit off early in the game, Wilson mostly threw the ball very well for the rest of it, as he spread the ball around and hit four different receivers (Doug Baldwin, Luke Willson, Paul Richardson, and Chris Carson) for touchdowns. The traditionally slow starter appears to be back on track now. He's a QB1 against the Colts in Week 4.
Seahawks struggle again offensively as they squeeze by the Niners in Week 2.
The offensive line struggled again, as Russell Wilson was sacked three times by the 49ers in the game and had to make a lot of plays with his legs when protection quickly broke down. Overall, he was 23/39 for 198 yards and a touchdown, along with 12 carries for 34 yards on the ground. The touchdown was hard to come by, as it came in the fourth quarter on a pinpoint pass in the end zone on a comeback route to Paul Richardson. Despite the slow season start, Wilson has seemingly done this every year for the past few years. There's definitely a chance he starts picking it up and becomes a top-level option at the position, as he has in the past. Wilson plays his first game against Marcus Mariota as Seattle goes to Tennessee for Week 3.
Russell Wilson struggles again against the Packers in Week 1 loss.
Seattle could not get anything going offensively against Green Bay, settling for only three field goals in a 17-9 loss. Wilson was 14/27 for 158 yards, adding two carries for 40 yards; but he did lose a fumble. For whatever reason, Wilson seems to not play very well against the Packers, and he was unable to avoid the rush—though his offensive line didn't do him any favors—and make big plays in this loss. The hurry up offense did seem to help them move the ball, so maybe we'll see more of that moving forward. Wilson should be able to turn things around next Sunday against the 49ers.
Russell Wilson lights it up through the air in Week 3 of the preseason.
Wilson was 13/19 for 200 yards and a touchdown in the exhibition against Kansas City. Aside from an underthrown ball that was nearly intercepted on a fade type of route, Wilson's passes were pretty much right on point. Wilson's best throw was probably a 39-yarder to Jermaine Kearse that he threw on the run and dropped right in the perfect spot. Wilson played into the second half in this game, and he's almost certainly done for the preseason. He offers high-end QB1 upside as a mid-round quarterback.
Russell Wilson throws for 200 yards and two touchdowns in second preseason game.
Wilson was 13/18 for 206 yards and two touchdowns against the Vikings. Seattle drove down the field and scored on the opening drive, then they scored late in the first half against Minnesota's second-team defense. He didn't have receivers Paul Richardson and Tyler Lockett, but Wilson looked great, throwing the ball with velocity and accuracy. Wilson should bounce back in a big way in 2017 now that he's healthy.
Russell Wilson plays one series in Seahawks' preseason opener.
Wilson was 3/4 for 41 yards and had one carry for five yards. The great news is that Wilson is 100% healthy right now after battling injuries all throughout the 2016 season. Wilson will probably play more this Friday versus the tough Vikings defense in Week 2 of the preseason.
Russell Wilson wants to have a 25-year career, he told ESPN.com.
According to Sheil Kapadia, Wilson said three times in their conversation that he wants to play 25 years. George Blanda played for 26 years, but no quarterback has really come close to that in recent years. Wilson said Tom Brady, who wants to play until he's about 45+, is a "great example" of longevity and being mobile in the pocket. Obviously Wilson is a great scrambler, but if he could get close to the same pocket presence and ability as Brady (who is probably the best all time at it), it'd help him extend his career. Wilson has played five years so far, so he'd have 20 to go if he does play that long. As for this season, Wilson should be a QB1 again.
Russell Wilson decreased his body fat from 16% to 10% and lost over ten pounds.
Sheil Kapadia of ESPN talked to Wilson's new nutritionist Philip Goglia about changes Wilson has made to his diet. Goglia has worked with celebrities and athletes and is a highly-touted nutritionist in that community. Wilson now eats nine meals a day and increase his calorie intake to 4,800 (up from about 2,700), according to Kapadia. It's a monster diet (viewable in the link below), but it's led to a healthier and lighter Wilson. The quarterback says he'd like to play below 215 pounds this season, which should help him be even quicker and more agile than he already is. Wilson is one of the most committed players in the league, and he should be looking more like his 2015-self after he battled injuries throughout last season. He's a clear QB1 in 2017 fantasy drafts.
Seahawks lose to Falcons, 36-20, in Divisional Round.
Russell Wilson was 17/30 for 225 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions, along with six carries for 49 yards. Wilson battled injuries for most of the season, but starting playing a lot better down the stretch. Seattle was simply no match for the Falcons' elite offense today. Seemingly a slow starter every year, Wilson is a definite QB1 in 2017 fantasy drafts, but he might be someone you want to let someone else draft and then buy low if he has another slow start to the season.
Russell Wilson completed 76.6% of his passes in playoff win over Detroit.
Wilson was 23/30 for 224 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson seems to be way past his knee injury, despite the Seahawks not needing Wilson to do anything on the ground tonight. He and the Seahawks will travel to Atlanta to face the number two seeded Falcons in the Divisional Round.
Seahawks rest Wilson at end of the game, get close win over 49ers.
Russell Wilson was 19/32 for 258 yards and one touchdown against San Francisco. The Seahawks went with Trevor Boykin midway through the fourth quarter to make sure their quarterback is healthy for the playoffs. Wilson finishes the regular season with 4,219 yards, 21 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, and a 64.7% completion percentage. Hobbled by leg injuries for much of the early season, Wilson had only 72 carries for 259 yards (both career lows) and one touchdown on the ground. Wilson will attempt to get Seattle to a third Super Bowl in five years.
Russell Wilson carves up Cardinals for four touchdowns.
Wilson was 29/45 for 350 yards and four touchdowns versus Arizona. He was also the team's leading rusher with ten carries for 36 yards and did lose a fumble in the game. Wilson is going to need to carry Seattle in the playoffs if they're going to go far, because Seattle does not have a running game right now. Luckily, Wilson is one of the quarterbacks that can carry a team at times. He'll be a QB1 against the Niners in Week 17.
Wilson throws three touchdowns; Seahawks clinch NFC West against LA.
Russell Wilson was 19/26 for 229 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Wilson obviously looked a lot better than last week, but still struggled at times with decision making and accuracy. His first touchdown came on a flat route to Luke Willson, thanks in large part to poor tackling by the Rams who essentially allowed Willson to walk in the endzone. His next touchdown came on a play where Doug Baldwin was wide open on a fade route because the Rams' corner was staring in the backfield. Wilson's final touchdown came on a perfect deep ball to Tyler Lockett for a 57-yard touchdown. Wilson was also intercepted on a third and long with the Seahawks not content to just run the ball with the game in hand. Wilson also could have easily been intercepted two other times, once on an under thrown deep ball and again on a under thrown ball in the endzone to Jimmy Graham at the goal line. Wilson will be a QB1 next week against the Cardinals.
Russell Wilson throws five picks in 38-10 loss in Green Bay.
Wilson was 22/39 for 240 yards, one touchdown and five interceptions, adding four rushes for 19 yards. The snow wasn't on the field or falling during the game, but the environment in Green Bay was too much for the Seahawks on Sunday. Fortunately for Seattle, they get a short week to bounce back, as they face the quitting Rams on Thursday night. Wilson is a solid QB1 for Week 15.
Russell Wilson bounces back in Week 13.
Wilson was 26/36 for 277 yards, one touchdown, and one interception against the Panthers. He also had three carries for 29 yards. Wilson was on point aside from the interception, when Tre Boston robbed him on an inside breaking route. Wilson is a good QB1 next week against the Packers defense.
Russell Wilson struggles as the Bucs bully the Seahawks.
Wilson was sacked six times by the Buccaneers and the Seahawks could not get anything going in the 14-5 loss. Wilson was 17/33 for 151 yards and two interceptions. He also had eight carries for 80 yards. The Seahawks looked all out of sorts during the game. The good news is that Wilson looked as good as he has all season running the ball. Look for Wilson to be locked in at home against the Panthers after this terrible game. He should put up some big numbers.
Get him back in your lineup: Russell Wilson is back
Russell Wilson was 25/37 for 348 yards and three touchdowns in a Week 10 win over the Patriots. Wilson didn't do anything on the ground, but had a great game and looked more mobile than he has. It feels like Wilson will have another great second half of the season, just like he did last year. We hope you didn't drop him from your team. Get him in your lineup even in a matchup against the Eagles. The game is in Seattle, and Philadelphia has not been close to as stingy on the road as they are at home. Wilson is a QB1.