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Former GM compliments Seahawks QB Russell Wilson’s ability to elevate his teammates

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The Seattle Seahawks took many by surprise when they managed to stay competitive during the 2018 NFL season despite undergoing some significant changes to their roster. It is safe to say that quarterback Russell Wilson is the primary reason why the Seahawks managed to avoid going into a full-blown rebuild.

Despite Wilson’s heroics, he still often finds himself being overlooked when it comes to discussions about the best quarterbacks in the NFL. According to Mike Sando of The Athletic, one former general manager feels he has done a remarkable job of carrying the offense:

“You give him a run game and a good defense, they have a great chance to win the Super Bowl, but he can win with whatever he’s got,” a former GM said. “I could see putting him as a 2, but to say he needs a run game is not fair. He does lift that bunch up where they are always in the hunt no matter what they do.”

There is certainly plenty of truth to these comments. It can be argued that no player is more important to their team than Wilson considering he has become a one-man show for the Seahawks’ offense in recent years. It is for that reason they made him the highest-paid player in the NFL with a four-year, $140 million contract extension.

Although Wilson has proven to be more than capable of serving as the focal point of the offense, there is no question that Seattle must continue to do what it can to shore up his supporting cast. Their attempts to establish a run game behind running back Rashaad Penny still has yet to come to fruition. The Seahawks will undoubtedly continue to rely on Wilson to keep finding ways to put points on the board.