- Height / Weight
- 5'11" / 206 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- November 29, 1988 (29)
- 7th Season
- 2012 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 75 (SEA)
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said quarterback Russell Wilson was "over-trying" in Monday night's Week 2 loss to the Bears on the road. Wilson went 22-for-36 for 226 yards, two touchdowns, an interception returned for a touchdown and a lost fumble. He was also sacked six times, with five coming in the first half. The Seahawks have allowed a league-worst 12 sacks through two games. "I'm finding Russ over-trying a little bit," Carroll said on the Brock and Salk Show. "He's pressing in difficult situations to try and see if he can come up with a way to make something happen instead of just getting rid of the football." Wilson was just 9-for-22 for 69 yards in the first three quarters against Chicago. There's not a whole lot Wilson can do with no running game to speak of, a porous offensive line and no Doug Baldwin (knee). Until further notice, you need to downgrade Wilson to a QB2 in fantasy.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson struggled in the team's Week 2 loss to the Bears and was sacked another six times. Wilson has now been sacked 12 times in the team's first two games, and there's not much relief in sight. Wilson still threw two touchdowns during the Monday night showdown, but he also threw a back-breaking pick-six in the fourth quarter that helped seal the loss. His three interceptions have put him well on the way to his worst total ever, and head coach Pete Carroll didn't hold back when telling the media that Wilson is trying to do too much and needs to stop holding the ball for so long. Wilson's still an incredible player, but this is a nasty situation.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is still working with the same hand he's been dealt for years as his offensive line looks to have some serious holes (or at least one giant Germain Ifedi-sized hole), and in Week 2, he gets to face one of the best pass rushers in the game. It will probably feel a lot like Week 1 when he faced Von Miller and ended the day with six sacks. Wilson was able to salvage his fantasy stats by racking up three touchdowns and nearly 300 yards, but all owners would prefer to see Wilson have a cleaner day that doesn't necessarily require him to put on a performance of the patented Russell Wilson Evasion Spectacular in the backfield. Obviously, owners can't shy away from using Wilson, but expect it to be another stressful evening.