Russell Wilson continues his bid to the Most Valuable Player award when the Seattle Seahawks host the Baltimore Ravens Only live on Sky Sports Action and Main Event on Sunday.
There may be no doubting Wilson is playing at an MVP level.
Patrick Mahomes seemed to be – and could still be Wilsons biggest competition. However, his injury to his right knee on Thursday Night Football – a crushing blow for its league – has definitely entrenched Wilson at the peak of the pile.
Wilson was arguably streaking before the harm to Mahomes, although there are legitimate arguments to be put forward for Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey.
Ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs interview with the Denver Broncos on Thursday night, Wilsons passer rating of 124.7 was already 12.8 points higher than the next best player in Mahomes.
Through six games so far this year, Wilson has accounted 17 touchdowns – 14 departure and three racing – and is yet to throw a single interception.
His typical 284 pass yards per game, 72.5 ending percent, nine-yards-per-attempt typical and passer evaluation are career-high marks.
And those numbers are not a consequence of any particular scheme that suits Wilson, any game-managing, or any hindrance .
Quite the opposite. Wilson conveys this Seattle Seahawks team. And he does finishing the most difficult throws so while attempting and, more frequently than not.
According to Next Gen Stats, Wilson throws outside the figures on 59.3 per cent of his efforts – the highest rate in the NFL – and that he finishes 70.5 per cent of these shouts, a indicate most quarterbacks will be satisfied with on easier curb insecurities. He has nine of his touchdowns when throwing out the amounts along with a 121.4 passer rating.
Does Wilson excel in with an expansive death game, but hes still a danger with his legs also.
He might not possess the 460 yards his opponent this weekend – Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson – has during the first six weeks of this season, however, Wilsons 151 is still good for fifth.
Long gone are the times that Wilson needed to do everything with this Seattle team. Its no coincidence that the only time in his eight years in the NFL Wilson has failed to make the match was at 2017, when he accounted for each one of those Seahawks offensive touchdowns.
Teams knew if they can bottle up Wilson – a job said than done – that Seattle didnt have anyone. That is not the case for 2019, with his 504 rushing yards and Chris Carson through six games helping take some of the warmth.
However despite the fine start to the season of also the team, and Wilsons individual success, the Seahawks are not receiving the attention they deserve, but going unnoticed in the NFC West.
Even the Los Angeles Rams may well be in the midst of a three-game losing streak, but theyre still new off a Super Bowl run last season, while the San Francisco 49ers have taken out to a 5-0 start – 1 of only two groups in the league still unbeaten, together with the New England Patriots.
Not helping that narrative is the fact that the 49ers and Seahawks have beaten four of the exact opponents through six months of their schedule – Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Rams and Cleveland Browns – together with Seattle simply squeezing out a +8 stage metering, whereas San Francisco have resisted the exact same resistance to the tune of +69 points.
But, while it it is thanks to Wilson the Seahawks edged out the four intimate encounters and currently even sit 5-1.
The win over the Rams in Week Five, specifically, was a statement game, with Wilson throwing against the NFC champs of last year for 268 yards and four touchdowns. An performance.
Each of these games – because there have only been [now six] thus much – has much significance, round the NFLs Chris Wesseling told Sky Sports. And a weeks game for Russell Wilson was the match you look back at the close of the season and say , that is when he made his candidacy.
That week, he even took it , that was the stuff which MVPs are made of and hes my choice.
The Seahawks are currently still sitting for just the second time at Wilsons livelihood at 5-1. The last time that they did was in their approach to winning Super Bowl XLVIII, in 2013.
They returned to the game year, enduring a heart-breaking reduction to the Patriots on the final play of this match – .
Since, that Legion of Boom squad has gradually been chipped away at over the years, split as players have sought out chances (and currency ) elsewhere orve been forced to.
Wilson, meanwhile, has been the constant, linking his team to the playoffs in every season aside from the 2017 misnomer, also has been – and – rewarded for his efforts with a new $35 million a year contract extension this offseason, making him the highest-paid player in the NFL.
During six matches of 2019, it looks money .
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