Russell Wilson has continued to take significant steps forward that further cement him as an elite talent in the league. That has helped Wilson guide the Seattle Seahawks toward a tremendous start to begin the 2020 season that ramped up Super Bowl-contention chatter. There is also an aspect to his game that has drawn inspiration from Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry.
Russell Wilson’s strong start to the 2020 season
Before the start of the 2020 season, the talk around the Seahawks was centered on the team allowing Russell Wilson to take control of the offense with his arm.
Seattle has fully embraced that approach, which has led to Wilson putting forth an incredible showing through the first month. The 31-year-old has tied Peyton Manning for the league record with 16 touchdown passes through that stretch while completing 75% of his passes with 1,285 passing yards.
Wilson has been the driving force of the Seahawks’ success that has seen him set numerous records along the way. His 14 touchdown passes through three games were the most in NFL history while he was the first player to have at least four touchdown passes in each of those contests over the span.
All that shouldn’t make it surprising that he has adopted part of Stephen Curry’s game to his own.
Russell Wilson draws inspiration from Stephen Curry
Russell Wilson has continued to improve his game throughout his career steadily.
With that comes influences away from his craft to draw inspiration to become a more impactful player. Wilson has taken that approach by adopting the mindset and work ethic that Warrior star guard Stephen Curry has with his 3-point shooting to his deep-ball throws, according to Drew Shiller of NBC Sports Bay Area.
“I think 3-point shooters would probably say when it comes off their hand, guys like Steph Curry, they just know it’s going in and that’s how he starts going back the other way,” Wilson told reporters earlier this season. “He just kinda knows.
“I think that for me, when I throw the ball and you know you let one go that you feel like it’s going to be on the money, you just kinda know.”
Curry has earned the reputation as being the best shooter in the NBA, and arguably in league history. Much of which has come with repetition and his work ethic with his craft. Wilson’s approach to applying that mindset to his game shows his dedication to becoming the best quarterback he can.
He is arguably the best deep-ball thrower in the league behind his tremendous accuracy. The fact that he has that type of feel on his attempts down the field shows how special of a talent he has become as a passer. It has become a crucial part of his game and could be a significant factor in helping the Seahawks vie for another Super Bowl this season.
Seahawks eyeing deep playoff push
It has been nothing short of an impressive start to the 2020 campaign for the Seahawks, winning their first four games.
Behind Russell Wilson’s production, Seattle looks like a Super Bowl-contending team that could make a deep playoff run. There are questions about their defense, but Wilson’s play gives every reason to believe that they will have a shot at competing for the ultimate goal. Seattle will have tough challenges ahead against the New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and San Francisco 49ers.
However, the Seahawks have taken the next step offensively that could be what they need to vie for a Super Bowl.