Seahawks QB Russell Wilson set to join legendary company with next career win
At this point in his career, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is on the doorsteps of being a lock for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He could boost his Hall of Fame resume with his next career win in the NFL.
For one, Wilson had a standout performance for the Seahawks in their Week 1 opener against the Indianapolis Colts. The seven-time Pro Bowler was simply efficient on the day; he recorded four passing touchdowns and posted a passer rating of 152.3.
This win for Wilson was the 99th of his regular-season career in the NFL. If he manages to clinch a win in the Seahawks’ upcoming Week 2 matchup against the Tennessee Titans, he will become the third-fastest quarterback in NFL history to reach 100 career regular-season wins, as he would do so in his 146th career start.
If Wilson manages to achieve this feat, the Seahawks star will rank him behind Tom Brady (131) and Joe Montana (139) in this historic leaderboard.
If the @Seahawks win on Sunday with @DangeRussWilson starting, it would mark Wilson’s 100th regular season win in 146 starts, making him the third-fastest to 100 regular season wins in NFL history. #GoHawks pic.twitter.com/OHi42t3fzR
— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) September 14, 2021
Wilson recently touched on just what it would mean to reach this notable milestone in his career.
“Every day I wake up and tell people, because they’ll ask me, ‘What’s your job, can you explain to me what your job is as the quarterback?'” Wilson said. “I’ll say, ‘I have one simple job, that is to help the Seattle Seahawks win.’
“It’s a job that I love, it’s a blessing to do it… To be in the same category as Tom Brady or Joe Montana in my first 10 years is a blessing but I haven’t done it yet, we have to go and win.
“I’ve been fortunate to play against some of the greatest quarterbacks ever, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady. I wasn’t able to play against Joe [Montana] but when you think about it, those guys, I really respected them along the way because of how they’ve done it and how they’ve been so successful over the years.”
Wilson will look to lead the Seahawks to a much-needed 2-0 start with a win over the Titans.