Star quarterback Russell Wilson has continued to trail blaze to start the 2020 season with his elite production. It has put the Seattle Seahawks in a promising spot to begin the campaign with strong aspirations for a deep playoff run. With that comes him firmly placing himself alone in NFL history with his latest impressive feat.
Russell Wilson’s hot start to the 2020 season
Before the 2020 season, Russell Wilson boldly voiced that he’s the best quarterback in the league.
Wilson played like in the first two weeks of the season behind his nearly impeccable performances. Beyond pushing the Seahawks to a 2-0- record, he has dominated with his arm behind, completing 82.5% of his passes while being fifth with 610 passing yards, first with nine touchdown passes, and holds a 140.0 passer rating. His completion percentage through that stretch is the highest in NFL history.
That included him throwing for at least four touchdown passes, completed 75% of his attempts, and held a passer rating above 130 in each contest. That has come with the Seahawks showing much comfort in allowing Wilson to guide the team forward behind his arm. All that helped him join join Steve Young as the only players in NFL history to record 30,000 passing yards and 4,000 rushing yards.
The change in the game plan and the talent around him in DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Greg Olsen have helped move that charge forward. Wilson has continued that stellar play into Week 3, which he has pushed himself into territory that no other player has ventured.
Russell Wilson makes NFL history behind his arm
Russell Wilson has been on nothing short of a blazing start to begin the 2020 season. He has been the guiding force to the Seahawks strong start as he’s pushed the team forward behind his arm.
Wilson put that on display yet again in Week 3 action against the Cowboys with achieving something that’s never been done before in NFL history. According to Andrew Siciliano of the NFL Network, the Seahawks star quarterback is the first player to throw at least four touchdown passes in each of the first three games of a season.
He has continued to torch opposing secondaries with ease as he’s playing at an MVP level. Wilson has flipped the switch with his play that is unmatched in league history that can put the Seahawks on the path toward competing for a Super Bowl.
Seahawks are in a promising position in 2020
Over the last few years, Russell Wilson has become a more significant driving force offensively for the Seahawks.
Wilson’s production has been key to Seattle’s success resulting in transforming the franchise into a playoff constant. The team has fallen short in the postseason, but things look to have shifted into another gear behind his play.
The Seahawks are allowing Wilson to lead the offense more commandingly behind his arm. In year’s past, the franchise would stay heavily committed to running the ball. That shift may need to be necessary to help guide them toward finally getting over the hump in the NFC playoff picture.
There will be challenges ahead, especially in the NFC West, that could potentially have all four franchises reach the postseason. Other teams outside the division, such as the Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, and Green Bay Packers, are formidable opponents.
Ultimately, how the Seahawks go will be squarely on Wilson’s shoulders as the difference-maker.