Russell Wilson has been a force in the NFL since the day he entered, but he might be playing his best football right now. The Seahawks are currently 6-2 and sitting in second place behind the undefeated San Francisco 49ers.
Wilson currently leads the NFL with seventeen touchdown passes and only one - yes, one - interception.
Bruce Arians knows Wilson all too well and the challenge he provides. Here’s what he told the media Wednesday;
“Russell Wilson is a guy that I probably respect as much as any quarterback in this league, as far as taking a broken play and making something fantastic out of it. I’ve played him so many times and just watched him do it. A lot of guys can scramble, a lot of guys can run, but not [many] guys can throw the ball downfield, across the field, and just know where your guys are once you break the pocket. He looks healthy again, he’s running a lot this year, so he’s as good a dual threat as there is and he can beat you from the pocket. It’ll be a hell of a challenge.
Russell’s a really smart guy and he doesn’t take many chances. He doesn’t take a lot of chances, but he is a great deep ball thrower. When he throws it, it’s coming down over the outside shoulder. When you get interceptions on him, or sack-fumbles – which have happened in the past – they’re rare, but he’s excellent.”
The Seahawks don’t get the same national praise they did a short time ago - thanks in large part to the break-up of the “legion of boom” but they’re playing as well as they ever did.