Russell Wilson has firmly established himself as one of the game’s best quarterbacks. Wilson has taken that up a notch behind his stellar start to begin the 2020 campaign. That alone has guided the Seattle Seahawks forward to being the first team to reach five wins this year. It has also provided Wilson with clarity on what’s fueling his historic success.
Russell Wilson’s tremendous start to the 2020 season
Coming off one of his best campaigns, Russell Wilson has kept his foot on the gas in 2020 with a more impressive showing.
The Seahawks have moved forward with Wilson leading the charge behind his arm as he’s putting forth a historic start. The 31-year-old leads the league with 19 touchdown passes through the first five weeks while completing 72.5% of his passes, third with 1,502 passing yards, and holds a 129.8 passer rating.
That saw him become the first player to post 14 touchdown passes through the first four games of a season. Wilson is also the first player to notch at least four touchdown passes in the first three games of a season. All that has him on pace to record a single-season record of 61 touchdown passes and a career-high 4,806 passing yards.
Wilson has taken his game to the next that has put firm Super Bowl expectations around the franchise. That has also given him clarity as to why he’s playing his best football.
Russell Wilson reveals why he’s playing his best football
Russell Wilson has had a steady progression with his play on the field where he has become an elite talent.
Wilson has embraced every aspect of what comes with the quarterback position, which has led to tremendous success. During a recent interview on The Bill Simmons Podcast, Wilson laid out his mental approach that has helped take his game to the next level this season.
“I think was a big thing for my career early on, I wanted to come in as a professional. Today since I treat every day as a new day as if I never heard it before, I have learned and retain so much information, experiences, and visualization the only way is up.”
In the interview, Wilson explained that he retained from going to future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning’s annual camp before reaching the NFL. He took to heart how Manning went about the entire process and helped translate that to how he goes about his business in the league.
That has pushed Wilson to get the most out of himself and, more importantly, put a bright future ahead of the Seahawks.
Seahawks eyeing Super Bowl push
It has been nothing short of an impressive 2020 season for the Seahawks that has pushed them to a 5-0 mark heading into their Week 6 bye.
Russell Wilson has guided them to their undefeated mark, but it has been more than his stellar play. Second-year wide receiver D.K. Metcalf has taken the next step in his rise to stardom. Metcalf has become one of Wilson’s primary targets as he’s third with 496 receiving yards and tied for third with five touchdowns.
The 22-year-old is on pace for a career-high 1,587 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns. Metcalf has posted at least 90 receiving yards in each contest and more than 100 receiving yards twice. It has been much more than his production as Tyler Lockett has piled up 30 catches for 342 receiving yards that has him on pace for a career-best 1,094 receiving yards.
The Seahawks have pushed their way forward behind into the Super Bowl contender picture. Seattle has formidable challenges ahead against the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and San Francisco 49ers. As long as Wilson is under center, the Seahawks will have their opportunity to compete for a Super Bowl.