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Russell Wilson Just Played Himself Into a Special Honor From Madden

Star quarterback Russell Wilson has guided the Seattle Seahawks to a promising start to the 2020 season. Wilson is playing at a career-best pace that has securely placed him as the early MVP favorite. All that has also earned him a unique honor from Madden NFL that further puts a stamp on his stellar 2020 campaign.

Russell Wilson’s MVP start to the 2020 season

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The Seahawks have raced off to an impressive start to the 2020 season behind winning their first five games.

Russell Wilson has been the guiding light to their success as he has put forth an MVP-caliber push. The Seahawks have fully embraced allowing Wilson to lead the offense with his arm that has translated to the franchise looking like a legitimate Super Bowl contender.

The 31-year-old is amid a career-best start as he leads the NFL with 19 touchdown passes while being third with 1,502 passing yards and holding a 129.8 passer rating. That includes becoming the first player with at least four touchdown passes in three straight games, while his 14 touchdown passes through four games are the most to begin a single season.

Wilson has also recorded at least three touchdown passes three times and holds a passer rating over 100 in each of the first five games in 2020. That has all put him on pace to post 61 touchdown passes, which would be a league record in a single season. Wilson’s stellar play has now earned him a unique honor from Madden NFL that puts him in some exclusive company.

Russell Wilson earns 99 Overall rating in Madden 21

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Throughout his career, Russell Wilson has remained a fixture as one of the top-rated quarterbacks in the Madden NFL video game.

That is certainly the case in Madden 21 as he’s among the players with the highest overall. Wilson’s rating has just received a boost to put him in the rare territory of holding a 99 overall rating.

He joins the likes of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, LA Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore, and New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas. Wilson’s tremendous start to the 2020 season has rightfully earned him the unique feat.

He is playing arguably the best football of his career that has pushed more than just MVP chatter around his name. It also further underlines that Wilson has the Seahawks in a promising spot to contend for much more than the playoffs.

Seahawks eyeing push toward the Super Bowl

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Russell Wilson has added another impressive feat to his resume for the 2020 season, but the focus remains on contending for a Super Bowl.

Wilson has continued to prove that he can effectively lead the offense with his arm, which has pinned the team’s championship hopes on his shoulders. It’s an opportunity for him to push the franchise to their second Super Bowl win, but there will be plenty of hurdles ahead.

The Seahawks play in the toughest division in the league alongside three other playoff-caliber teams. Outside the NFC West, there are other teams with legitimate Super Bowl aspirations such as the Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Green Bay Packers.

Much of the 2020 season is left to play, but it has become quite clear that the Seahawks will be a challenging factor in the NFC. Although Seattle has some lingering questions defensively, Wilson will ultimately dictate how realistic their Super Bowl chances are.