Seahawks news: Pete Carroll thinks Russell Wilson is off to his best start ever
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Seahawks’ Pete Carroll thinks Russell Wilson is off to his best start ever

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Despite already amassing accolades such as six Pro-Bowl selections and a Super Bowl championship, Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson has plenty left to prove. His head coach, Pete Carroll, believes the 30-year-old signal-caller is “off to his best start ever.”

Per The Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta on Twitter, Carroll said just that on Monday afternoon. Wilson is coming off a 27-10 win over NFC West division rival Arizona Cardinals in Week 4 yesterday, recording 240 passing yards on 22 completions and one touchdown.

Wilson and the Seahawks recovered gracefully against their weaker opponent one week after losing by a six-point margin to the New Orleans Saints.

So far through four weeks, the Seahawks’ stud quarterback has thrown eight passing touchdowns and rushed for two touchdowns. The 5-foot-11 gunslinger has yet to throw an interception in four games, emboldening his early MVP case with Seattle tied for second in their division with the Los Angeles Rams. The 3-0 San Francisco 49ers had a bye week on Sunday.

The dual-threat quarterback led the NFL in passer rating during the 2015 season and similarly was first among QB’s in passing touchdowns in 2017. Wilson is also gradually turning into the league’s iron man for Seattle, never missing a game in his eight-year career—he has competed and started in 116 consecutive games, including this year’s first four bouts.

In his first seven seasons, Wilson has thrown for over 25,000 passing yards, connecting on 196 touchdowns for a 64.2% completion rate.

Wilson has also rushed for 3,651 yards in his career minus the 2019 season, scoring 16 touchdowns by foot.