Through his first seven-plus seasons in the league, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has established himself as one of the top quarterbacks in the league while proving to be worth his record-breaking contract. Wilson has continued to pile numerous records along the way, adding to his illustrious career that should one day land him a bust in Canton, Ohio, many years down the line. With that in mind, he has added another incredible mark to his name in Week 8 action against the Atlanta Falcons.
Russell Wilson’s MVP bid
Wilson has been off to a blazing start over the first eight games of the 2019 season, leading the Seahawks to a 6-2 mark as one of the best records in the league.
He has been the driving force for Seattle offensively as he has been putting together a career-best start as he has 17 touchdown passes to just one interception. It has put him alongside Drew Brees as the only players in NFL history to post those numbers in the first eight games of a season.
Wilson has guided Seattle to being the sixth-best offense overall behind balance in both the passing and running games, all primarily due to his play. All of this has him in the thick of the MVP conversation alongside the likes of Christian McCaffrey, Aaron Rodgers, and Deshaun Watson.
The star quarterback added another impressive feat to his resume and strengthened his bid for the MVP award.
Russell Wilson moves past Peyton Manning
Since entering the league, Wilson has helped make the Seahawks into a powerhouse in the NFL with them being a constant in the playoff picture, missing it just once in his first seven years.
That includes leading the team to a pair of Super Bowls and their first-ever win on that stage in franchise history. Seattle has had a winning record in every campaign under him along with double-digit wins all but once and three NFC West division titles.
The Seahawks’ 27-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon also pushed him past both Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger for most wins by a quarterback in their first eight seasons.
With eight more games left in the regular season, Wilson has a chance to test Tom Brady for the all-time mark. Regardless of the continued upheaval of the roster, that hasn’t stopped Wilson from leading the Seahawks to a tremendous amount of success.
Russell Wilson eyeing Seahawks’ playoff berth
The continued success that Wilson has had in the NFL has made the Seahawks a playoff maintain for nearly the last decade.
Seattle has handled the first half of their schedule with their only two losses coming against two of the better teams in the league in the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens. They are currently two games behind the San Francisco 49ers, who they play twice over the last eight contests, including the season finale.
The Seahawks’ remaining schedule is quite tough beyond facing the 49ers twice as they still play the Rams once more, along with the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, and Carolina Panthers. San Franciso could prove to be their biggest threat as they have shown to be the real deal as a possible Super Bowl contender.
More than anything else, their resolve will be tested. Still, with Wilson under center, it gives them a chance to compete in any game as he has continued to further solidify his place among the elite quarterbacks in the game. If the Seahawks continue to find success behind Wilson’s play, it will have him in the thick of the MVP conversation that may land him the award for the first time in his career.