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Russell Wilson | Quarterback | #3

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 206
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (75) / SEA
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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Russell Wilson has "made a clear step ahead" this offseason.
"His command is all-time," said Carroll. "We saw him throw the ball all over the field throughout the offseason and he's been strong and accurate and really precise about stuff. He has had a great offseason." Wilson let it rip last year, setting new career-highs in attempts (483), completions (329), touchdowns (34) and passing yards (4,024). He's a top-five QB1 pick for 2016. Jun 22 - 5:03 PM
Source: NFL.com

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Coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks' 2016 offense will resemble its form in the second half of last year.

"Our rhythm throughout camp, we stayed connected to what we did in the second half of the year,’’ Carroll said. "We went in determined to do that, and right from the get-go when we got back here on the field we were at it with tempo and timing." Long a run-foundation team, the Seahawks embraced more spread concepts and a ball-out-quick passing game following their Week 9 bye. Russell Wilson compiled a 24:1 TD-to-INT ratio in the final seven weeks.
Jun 17 - 8:07 PM

Russell Wilson earned game MVP as Team Irvin downed Team Rice 49-27 in Sunday night's Pro Bowl.

Wilson went 8-of-12 passing for 164 yards and three touchdowns, engineering scoring drives on three of Team Irvin's first four possessions. He hit Devonta Freeman, Julio Jones, and Todd Gurley for scores, all in the red zone. Wilson's Seahawks teammate, DL Michael Bennett, earned Pro Bowl Defensive MVP by generating the game's lone sack. For Team Rice, Travis Kelce hit pay dirt twice. Team Rice's downfall was turnovers; Tyrod Taylor (3), Derek Carr (2), and Eli Manning (1) combined for six interceptions in the predictably sloppy affair.
Feb 1 - 12:32 AM

Russell Wilson completed 31-of-48 passes for 366 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Seahawks' 31-24, Divisional Round loss to the Panthers.

He also led the team in rushing with 32 yards on three scrambles. Wilson and the Seahawks got off to a nightmarish start, as the Panthers' offense went right down the field on four plays on the opening possession for a touchdown. On Seattle's first drive, Wilson threw a pick-six right to Luke Kuechly on his first attempt. He later threw another interception to Cortland Finnegan, and the Seahawks went into halftime trailing 31-0. A tale of two halves, though, Wilson and the offense put up 24 unanswered points after the break, but the comeback attempt fell short. Wilson threw for 255 yards and all three of his touchdowns in the second half. Two of them went to Jermaine Kearse, and one went to Tyler Lockett in between. Wilson wraps up a career-best season stats-wise after setting career-highs across the board as a passer by completing 329-of-483 passes (68.1 percent) for 4,024 yards (8.3 YPA) and a 34:8 TD:INT ratio. He might be the first quarterback off the board in 2016 drafts.
Jan 17 - 4:23 PM

Russell Wilson completed 13-of-26 passes for 142 yards, one touchdown and an interception in Seattle's 10-9, Wild Card win over the Vikings.

The Seahawks were all but eliminated, but Vikings holder Jeff Locke failed to turn the laces out on what likely would have been a game-winning field goal with 0:26 remaining. It was a miracle akin to the one granted to Seattle in last year's NFC Championship Game. Wilson struggled mightily, and was seemingly in a daze in the sub-zero Minnesota air. He frequently wasted timeouts and under-threw deep balls. His longest gainer came on a broken play following a bad snap. He'll have to be much better in the Divisional Round.
Jan 10 - 4:13 PM

Russell Wilson completed 19-of-28 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns in the Seahawks' 36-6, Week 17 throttling of the Cardinals.

Wilson added five carries for 13 yards. With the Seahawks up 30-6 by halftime, Wilson rested most of the fourth quarter. Playing behind an injury-riddled offensive line, Wilson nevertheless managed at least three scores for the fifth time in six starts, and sent a message to the rest of the NFC that the Seahawks remain a playoff force to be reckoned with. A true superstar, Wilson finishes with new career highs in passing yards (4,024) and passing touchdowns (34). He's the first player in league history to manage 4,000 yards passing, 30 touchdowns and 500 rushing yards in the same season.
Jan 3 - 7:50 PM

Russell Wilson completed 25-of-41 passes for 289 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Seahawks' 23-17, Week 16 loss to the Rams, adding six carries for 39 additional yards.

Wilson also lost a killer late fumble, while his second score came deep into garbage time. His interception was a bonafide arm punt that should have never been thrown. The turnovers were his first in six games. Although Wilson came back down to earth against Pete Carroll nemesis St. Louis, he continued to work his connection with Doug Baldwin, finding his top wideout for 8/118/1. Wilson has a tough Week 17 road matchup in a Cardinals defense that humbled him six weeks ago.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 07:53:00 PM

Russell Wilson completed 21-of-30 passes for 249 yards and three touchdowns and rushed five times for 46 yards in the Seahawks' Week 15 win over the Browns.

Another ho-hum three touchdowns for the non-elite Wilson, who now has 19 passing scores and zero interceptions in his last five games. Wilson hooked up with Doug Baldwin for two more short scores and threw a dime to Tyler Lockett for a 27-yard touchdown. Wilson now has at least three touchdowns and zero interceptions in each of the last five games. He is the first quarterback in NFL history to accomplish that feat. Needless to say, Wilson will be a top-three play next week against the Rams.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 07:08:00 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday that he would not include Russell Wilson in the top tier of NFL quarterbacks.

"Would you put him there with the guys that can transcend their supporting cast?" Pettine asked rhetorically. "The Bradys, whether it's Aaron Rodgers, Brees, Roethlisberger, the ones that you would consider the two, three, four elite guys? No. But he's certainly played himself into that next tier." Pettine indicated he believes Wilson's success is a "function" of Wilson's supporting cast -- a supporting cast that this year has included one of the NFL's worst offensive lines, the loss of Jimmy Graham to a torn patellar tendon, an injury-decimated running game, and no prototype No. 1 receiver. "He plays at a high level, he's very productive and they win," Pettine continued. "Now a lot of that I think is a function, too, is he's the perfect quarterback for what they do. To me it goes both ways."
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 08:42:00 PM

Russell Wilson completed 23-of-32 passes for 292 yards and five touchdowns in the Seahawks' Week 14 win over the Ravens.

He only rushed once for six yards. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Wilson's dominant four-game run is that he has dissected defenses as a pocket passer, keeping his running ability in his "back pocket," a la Steve Young under Bill Walsh. Wilson now has a 16:0 TD-to-INT ratio over the last month, and a 26:7 TD-to-INT ratio over the course of the season. He'll arguably be the top quarterback play in fantasy football when the Seahawks take on the Browns in Week 15. Seattle will have to continue to lean on Wilson after losing Thomas Rawls (ankle) for the season in Sunday's win.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:08:00 PM

Russell Wilson completed 21-of-27 passes for 274 yards and three touchdowns in Seattle's 38-7, Week 13 win over the Vikings, adding nine rushes for 51 yards and an additional score.

Facing a defense down three of its top players (Linval Joseph, Anthony Barr and Harrison Smith), Wilson faced very little resistance en route to his second straight monster game. Wilson was particularly elusive this afternoon, shedding sack after sack. As a passer, he continued to work his connection with Doug Baldwin, finding his No. 1 receiver for 5/94/2. With 3/4 of the season now in the books, Wilson is suddenly on pace for 4,596 combined yards passing and rushing, and 29 total touchdowns. The yards would easily be a new career best.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 04:11:00 PM

Russell Wilson has completed 71.4 percent of his passes from the pocket this season and 83.3 percent in the last two games.

One of the best improvisers in the game, Wilson said he worked on his ability from the pocket this offseason. "I want to use my strengths as much as possible," Wilson said, "but also always want to continue to try to build my game and just work on my footwork and hang in there as much as I can." Wilson lit up the Steelers from the pocket last week and has looked more comfortable behind an improving offensive line. Wilson will face a stiffer test in Minnesota this week, but he will remain a low-end QB1.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 11:42:00 AM

Russell Wilson completed 21-of-30 passes for 345 yards with five touchdowns and rushed four times for 14 yards in the Seahawks' Week 12 win over the Steelers.

Wilson established a new career-high by throwing for five touchdown passes. Three of them went to Doug Baldwin, who had the game of his life. This wasn’t a typical Wilson performance. Instead of scrambling and making plays with his feet, Wilson stepped up in the pocket and delivered accurate deep passes for huge gains. Wilson has now completed 45-of-59 passes for 605 yards with eight touchdowns and zero interceptions over his last eight quarters of football. The red-hot Wilson will be a no-brainer QB1 against the Vikings next week even with Jimmy Graham sidelined.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 08:38:00 PM

Russell Wilson completed 24-of-29 passes for 260 yards and three touchdowns in the Seahawks' 29-13, Week 11 win over the 49ers.

It was easily Wilson's best game of the season, and just his second multi-touchdown outing of the year. The 49ers don't have much of a pass rush, couldn't stop the run or the Seahawks' average receivers. Wilson had a field day, playing pitch and catch all afternoon. His first two touchdowns went to Tyler Lockett, the first a dime dropped over the head of CB/S Jimmie Ward into the bread basket from 24 yards out, and the second a tackle-breaking slant pattern from 11 yards away. Wilson's third score was on a wheel route that went to Thomas Rawls. It'll be hard to trust Wilson as anything more than a QB2 against the Steelers at home in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 07:49:00 PM

Russell Wilson completed 14-of-32 passes for 240 yards, one touchdown and an interception in Sunday night's Week 10 loss to the Cardinals, adding six carries for 52 yards.

Wilson completed only five first-half passes, but managed to keep the game close in the second half. He fumbled in the end-zone for a safety, and was intercepted on a deep pass to Doug Baldwin. Wilson's freelancing was on full display throughout the night, but most of his rushing yards came on Seattle’s final drive. Despite only one multi-TD game, he remains a low-end QB1. Wilson will have an easier time against the 49ers in Week 11.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 12:48:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Russell Wilson
2Trevone Boykin
3Jake Heaps
RB1Thomas Rawls
2C.J. Prosise
3Christine Michael
4Alex Collins
5Zac Brooks
GLB1Thomas Rawls
2Christine Michael
3RB1C.J. Prosise
2Thomas Rawls
FB1Brandon Cottom
2Taniela Tupou
3Tre Madden
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Paul Richardson
3Douglas McNeil
4Kenny Lawler
5Deshon Foxx
WR21Tyler Lockett
2Jermaine Kearse
3Kevin Smith
4Kasen Williams
5Antwan Goodley
WR31Jermaine Kearse
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Luke Willson
3Nick Vannett
4Cooper Helfet
5Brandon Williams
LT1Garry Gilliam
2Bradley Sowell
LG1Mark Glowinski
2Rees Odhiambo
3Lene Maiava
C1Justin Britt
2Patrick Lewis
3Kristjan Sokoli
4Joey Hunt
RG1Germain Ifedi
2Will Pericak
RT1J'Marcus Webb
2Terry Poole
3Kona Schwenke
K1Steven Hauschka