Russell Wilson has become one of the NFL’s best players behind his stellar play over the years with the Seattle Seahawks. It has thrust him into the conversation among the top quarterbacks in the game. Wilson hasn’t shied away from that discussion, which he has just sent a terrifying message for the rest of the NFL.
Russell Wilson’s rise to stardom
In his first eight seasons in the league, Russell Wilson has set the bar for success in Seattle.
Wilson is the Seahawks’ guiding force, helping them become a playoff constant in the stacked NFC. The team has reached the playoffs seven in his first eight seasons that include three NFC West division times, a pair of Super Bowl appearances, and the team’s first championship. His performance has also guided him toward recognition among the game’s best talents.
Wilson has experienced continued improvement while being one of the best fourth-quarter quarterbacks in the league. All that has placed himself securely in the discussion among the best talents at his position. The star quarterback further amped that conversation after what he just stated.
Russell Wilson believes he’s the best QB in the game
Over the last couple of years, Russell Wilson has garnered more recognition as being among the best NFL quarterbacks.
It has seen him thrust his way into the MVP conversation behind stellar campaigns that have repeatedly put the Seahawks in the playoffs. During a recent interview with sports radio host Dan Patrick on his show, Wilson didn’t shy away from stating that he believes he’s the best quarterback in the league.
“Do I think I’m the best quarterback in the NFL? I believe so, without a doubt.”
Wilson has the utmost confidence in his ability on the field, which shouldn’t come as a surprise that he feels that way. He has continued his progression as a quarterback, which he’s earned tremendous recognition from his peers last year by being voted as the second-best player overall for the 2019 season. It also saw New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick subtly call him the best quarterback in the league.
The 31-year-old’s performance has certainly put him in that conversation, while his unwavering confidence is a promising sign. Wilson has an opportunity to continue to make his strong case for that notion in the 2020 season.
Prove it on the field
Russell Wilson has undoubtedly solidified his status as an elite NFL quarterback.
The discussion around the best quarterback in the game has seen other players at the position put themselves firmly in the mix. Many would point to Patrick Mahomes, who is the youngest to win the MVP award and Super Bowl MVP honors, currently with that mantel. Meanwhile, Lamar Jackson, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers have all continued to make compelling cases.
It will come down to proving that on the field as Wilson can put forth another MVP caliber campaign. He got his 2020 season off to a tremendous start with a masterful outing in the Week 1 win over the Atlanta Falcons. He completed 31-of-35 passes for 322 passing yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Although it’s quite early, Wilson is playing at a level that could put him in the MVP conversation. The seven-time Pro Bowler is already building on his legacy with a trajectory toward becoming a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Beyond that, his 2020 season performance could go a long way in helping earn the clear-cut recognition as being the game’s top quarterback.