- Height / Weight
- 5'11" / 206 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- November 29, 1988 (30)
- 8th Season
- 2012 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 75 (SEA)
The Seattle Seahawks have yet to engage in contract talks with quarterback Russell Wilson as he enters the final year of his deal, according to league sources. If Russell eventually agrees to an extension, it would be expected to be the biggest of the offseason and would likely top the $33.5 million annual average that the Packers gave Aaron Rodgers before 2018. Head coach Pete Carroll said earlier this offseason that an extension for Wilson was "very much in our plans." Wilson wasn't asked to throw all that much in Seattle's run-first offense this year, but he still managed a career-high 35 touchdowns on just 3,448 yards and 427 attempts. His QB1 upside could be limited if Seattle continues to run the ball more, but there's no denying his athleticism at 30 years old.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson played a pretty good game in San Francisco on Sunday, especially considering how messy the game was. On a wet field that was sometimes being drenched in rain, Wilson kept his composure and made the majority of the throws he needed to make. He missed a couple open receivers throughout the day, and he noticeably missed a wide-open Doug Baldwin at the end of regulation, but he finished the day 237 yards and two touchdowns. Going into the final two games of the season, Wilson remains on pace to set a new career-best in touchdowns while posting his smallest yardage total in five years.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson got the win, but it was hard-fought. Wilson was held to just 72 yards passing by the Vikings, and he threw an absolutely horrific interception at the end of the first half. It was Wilsons lowest passing total in his career, but he made a couple huge runs that ended up being some of the most important plays of the game. Wilsons struggles were clearly related to the top-tier defense he was facing, and owners should feel comfortable playing him this week when he gets to face the 49ers once again.