This Fact Showcases Just How Underrated Russell Wilson Has Been Over His NFL Career

Zach Brunner
Russell Wilson has never received an MVP vote.
Russell Wilson has never received an MVP vote. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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Since entering the NFL in 2012, Russell Wilson has been a perennial MVP candidate, always getting his name mentioned in the award's race throughout the season. However, Wilson has never received a single vote to win MVP, which is absolutely ridiculous.

Wilson has been the model of excellence and consistency in the NFL. He has played all 128 games in his career, has tallied 28 game-winning drives and owns a 101.2 passer rating. Wilson has led his team to double-digit wins in seven of his eight seasons, and he the Seahawks have won the NFC West three times with him at the helm.

Yet, he has never received an MVP vote. He doesn't even have the most MVP votes on his own team, with linebacker Bobby Wagner receiving one.

Wilson has had many terrific seasons, but none may be better than 2015. In that season, he completed 68.1 percent of his passes for 4,024 yards and 34 touchdowns to just 8 interceptions. He also added 553 yards and another touchdown on the ground. Keep in mind, Wilson put up these numbers while being sacked 45 times. He continues to run for his life in the backfield, being sacked 347 times in his career. Again, he has never missed a game and he puts up MVP-level numbers.

There really isn't an explanation for Wilson never getting an MVP vote, and he's a good bet to once again find himself in the discussion ever year. In fact, he has the third-best odds to win the award, at +600, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Will he at least manage to get a single vote this season?


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