Russell Wilson just played his worst game of the 2020 season. But even his shaky performances are electric. He threw for 388 yards, 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptions, adding another 84 rushing yards on just 6 carries.
Needing to consistently make up for a terrible defense, the Seattle Seahawks are finally letting Russ cook. The results have been undeniable. In fact, Wilson is currently on pace to put up one of the greatest statistical seasons in NFL history.
Through six games, Wilson has amassed 1,890 passing yards, 22 TDs and 6 INTs, adding another 116 yards on the ground. That puts him on a 16-game pace to rack up 5,040 passing yards, throw for 59 passing TDs to 16 picks and pick up another 309 rushing yards.
If he maintains that pace, he'd shatter the NFL's all-time record for passing TDs in a single season, which is currently held by Peyton Manning (55 TDs, 2013). He'd also become just the ninth QB ever to have thrown for 5,000 yards through the air. Those are video game numbers.
Wilson's insane start to the year has helped the Seahawks jump out to a 5-1 record, despite playing with a defense surrendering a league-high 368.7 passing yards per game and 28.7 points per game (No. 23 in the NFL).
That has him favored to win the 2020 NFL MVP award at +100, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
If the second half of his season looks anything like the first, it's safe to assume Wilson will, at least, be getting the first-ever MVP vote of his career. It's long overdue.
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