As wrong as it may seem, there have been some thoughts expressed recently that the Seattle Seahawks have reached the Super Bowl in spite of Russell Wilson, not because of him. When in fact, that statement couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Wilson, the second-year quarterback out of Wisconsin, may not be the sole reason why the Seahawks are one win away from a Super Bowl Championship, but there’s no doubt he’s played an essential role in the Seahawks ascension to the NFL’s elite.
Wilson’s stats may not always be gaudy or eye-popping a la Peyton Manning (although back-to-back 26 touchdown pass seasons to start a career isn’t bad), but the bottom line is he’s a winner. Time and time again, with the game on the line, Wilson proves to be at his best when it matters most.
This past season, the diminutive quarterback, led the NFL with five game-winning drives. In his first two seasons alone, the former third-round pick has a total of 10 game-winning drives and 8 fourth quarter comebacks. ...