Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says Russell Wilson is ‘off to his best start ever’
The Seattle Seahawks have begun the season with a 3-1 record in their first four games of the season. On top of that, Pete Carroll believes Russell Wilson is ‘off to his best start ever‘ in his career this season.
“I think he’s off to his best start ever,” Carroll said on Monday. “I don’t know what it looks like numbers wise, but I think it is. I don’t think he’s ever been more accurate than he’s been, and more consistent, and in command of everything. I think he’s off to a great start. I don’t care how big the numbers are, I’m not talking about how many yards or whatever, just his play has been really, really sharp.”
The Seahawks head coach said that he doesn’t know what Wilson’s season looks like numbers-wise. But when you delve into his numbers this year, it’s hard to argue this isn’t the best start to a season in Wilson’s career.
Seattle’s franchise quarterback has been uberly efficient, completing 73 percent of his passes for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns with no turnovers. The Seahawks offense is predicated on pounding the rock but that hasn’t prevented Wilson from performing well.
Prior to this season, Wilson’s best month to start a season likely came in the 2014 season. The veteran quarterback completed 70 percent of his passes for 852 yards, eight touchdowns, and one interception that season.
This year, Seattle seems to be putting the pieces together to insert their names into the discussion of being a contender in the NFC. If Wilson can maintain his play from under center this season, the Seahawks could be the NFC West Champs for the first time since 2016.