PFF releases intriguing numbers for Seahawks QB Russell Wilson
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is one of the best deep-ball passers in the NFL.
According to Pro Football Focus’ official Twitter account, Wilson’s 15 deep-ball passing touchdowns tied him with the 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes for third in the league last season.
Russell Wilson tied with the league's third-highest deep pass rate and connected on a league-leading 15 deep-pass TDs – tying with Patrick Mahomes in both categories. pic.twitter.com/EgK5HY1dMo
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 22, 2019
That’s an interesting statistic, to say the least. Wilson passed for a career-high 35 touchdowns passes to go along with 3,448 yards in the 2018 NFL season. He also had a career-low seven interceptions.
As a result, Wilson enjoyed a gaudy passer rating of 110.9 in 2018 – the best of his seven-year NFL career. Suffice to say, the 30-year-old Wilson is far from finished. In fact, he’s just getting started.
Say, you’re behind by four points and you’re on 3rd-and-long with less than a minute remaining. Which quarterback would one choose in that situation? Russell Wilson should deliver in the clutch.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) December 30, 2018
Wilson spoke about his obsession with football shortly after he signed his four-year, $140 million extension on April 16. The deal makes Wilson the highest-paid player in the NFL, per The Associated Press (via ESPN).
“I have an obsession with football. I just want to play the game. I just want to be able to focus on that.
I remember the first time, (with) the other contract, it was one of those things that took us all the way to the summertime, right before training camp — literally to 11:50 that night and everything else. The next day, we were practicing.
For me, and for everyone involved really, the whole organization, it was really more so of a ‘Hey, let’s make sure we don’t have to drag out this whole process.'”
Now that Wilson has his new deal in place, Seahawks fans will enjoy many of the deep-ball touchdown throws he will make in the years to come.