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Russell Wilson | Quarterback

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 206
College: Wisconsin
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Russell Wilson completed 15-of-20 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed four times for 23 yards and a third score in the Seahawks' third preseason game Friday night against the Bears.
After engineering a touchdown drive capped by Marshawn Lynch's seven-yard score to open the game, Wilson did the same on each of the Seahawks' next three possessions, executing on a seven-yard keeper, tossing a 12-yard score to Jermaine Kearse, and finding Christine Michael for a seven-yard touchdown catch in the corner of the end zone. Wilson has been terrific this preseason, completing an incredibly efficient 30-of-39 throws for 360 yards, two TDs, no turnovers, and adding three rushing scores. Wilson has finished as a top-11 fantasy quarterback in each of his first two NFL seasons. He's still only 25. Aug 23 - 12:19 AM

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Russell Wilson completed 11-of-13 passes for 121 yards and rushed four times for 31 yards with two touchdowns in Seattle's second preseason game Friday night against the Chargers.

We were surprised Pete Carroll let Wilson play essentially the entire first half, but he was sharp and stayed healthy. The Seahawks' offense moved the ball with ease against the Chargers' first-team defense, and Wilson had one lofted touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin negated on replay. He converted the score himself on a scramble. Wilson has been a top-11 fantasy quarterback in each of his first two NFL seasons. His ceiling is limited by Seattle's run-based approach, but Wilson should continue to be a steady fantasy performer this year.
Aug 15 - 11:34 PM

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed the Seahawks will remain committed to running the football heavily going forward.

The Seahawks have ranked 32nd and 31st in the NFL in pass attempts through Russell Wilson's first two seasons, limiting his yearly fantasy ceiling. "We want to run the football whenever we want to," said Carroll. "We are an absolutely committed running football team." Wilson could flirt with top-five quarterback numbers if Seattle's defense or running game took a step back, but we wouldn't anticipate either. He's a low-end QB1 in 2014 re-draft leagues.
Jun 5 - 1:47 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter hears Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck will earn $24-$25 million annually when they sign new contracts next year.

Colin Kaepernick's new deal is worth up to $21 million a year, but the details revealed a very team-friendly structure. The Niners will be able to cut him at any point if they're not happy with his performance. The agents for Wilson and Luck will have more leverage, and should therefore be able to negotiate more guarantees into the contracts. The $24-$25 million per year will actually be paid out and set a new record. Aaron Rodgers' $22 million average annual salary currently leads the league, followed by Matt Ryan ($20.7M), Joe Flacco ($20.1M), Drew Brees ($20M) and Peyton Manning ($19.2M).
Jun 5 - 9:42 AM

The 2014 NFL season will open on Thursday, September 4 with the Packers at the Seahawks.

The defending Super Bowl champs host Aaron Rodgers and the team they beat on the famous "Fail Mary" play from 2012. NBC's Sunday Night Football opener is equally as intriguing as Andrew Luck travels to Denver to face Peyton Manning and the Broncos. The opening Monday Night will be a doubleheader: Giants at Lions and Chargers at Cardinals. Other highlights include a Seahawks/Broncos Super Bowl rematch in Week 3 and Seahawks/49ers on Thanksgiving night.
Apr 23 - 8:18 PM

FOX Sports confirms Russell Wilson won't "actively participate" in Texas Rangers spring training.

Any discerning fan already knew this, but apparently some didn't. The Rangers acquired Wilson's rights in last year's Rule 5 draft with the sole intention of using him as a mascot/motivational speaker. Wilson was at one point pursuing a potential career in baseball, but hung up his cleats after hitting .229/.354/.356 across 379 plate appearances in the low minors.
Feb 4 - 6:55 PM

Russell Wilson's agent confirmed the Super Bowl champ still plans to attend Texas Rangers camp this spring.

Seattle fans have nothing to worry about. Spring training runs from mid-February through the end of March, so Wilson won't miss anything important with the Seahawks. The Rangers drafted him in December's Rule V draft simply to mentor some of their younger players. The young quarterback's baseball days are most likely behind him.
Feb 3 - 8:56 PM

Russell Wilson checked out of Sunday's Super Bowl 48 stomping of the Broncos late in the fourth quarter after completing 18-of-25 throws for 206 yards and two touchdowns, with three rushes for 26 yards.

Tarvaris Jackson performed mop-up duty. The Seahawks don't ask Wilson to carry their offense on a week-to-week basis, and he didn't need to in the Super Bowl as Seattle's defense and special teams thoroughly dominated. Wilson was still highly efficient in third-down situations and avoided turnovers on a day where Seattle led 22-0 at the half, and didn't so much as allow a Denver score until the final play of the third quarter. Wilson has finished as a top-nine fantasy quarterback in each of his first two NFL seasons. He'll be worth a middle-round pick in 2014 re-drafts.
Feb 2 - 9:52 PM

Russell Wilson completed 16-of-25 passes for 215 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions as the Seahawks outlasted San Francisco 23-17 in the NFC Championship Game to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.

It was a game for the ages, albeit one without much to call home about on offense. Wilson struggled mightily in the face of San Francisco's rush, taking four sacks and committing an intentional-grounding penalty. He lost a fumble on the very first play of the game. Routinely flushed up the middle, Wilson backpedalled instead of stepping up in the pocket, resulting in a host of dangerous plays. He hit just enough big throws to send Seattle to New York, however, including a Houdini-scramble that resulted in a 51-yard completion to Doug Baldwin. Wilson has struggled of late, generating just five touchdowns versus four turnovers over his past six games. He'll have to be better for Seattle to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
Jan 19 - 10:01 PM

Russell Wilson completed 9-of-18 passes for 103 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in Seattle's 23-15, Divisional Round win over the Saints.

Bottled up as a runner, Wilson managed just three scrambles for 16 yards. Put simply, Wilson wasn't good. He missed a number of makeable short passes, and overthrew Golden Tate on a fourth-quarter deep ball. A 16-yard completion to Percy Harvin could have easily been an interception. Wilson is now averaging just 157.4 passing yards over his past five games, and has managed only four scores in the process. He'll have to be better if the Seahawks are to win next Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
Jan 11 - 7:47 PM

Russell Wilson completed 15-of-23 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' Week 17 win over the Rams.

He managed minus-one yard on five scrambles. Wilson ends his second NFL regular season with 3,357 passing yards and a 26:9 TD-to-INT ratio. In Wilson's two career playoff games, he combined for 572 passing yards, 127 yards rushing, four all-purpose touchdowns, and one turnover in tilts with Washington and Atlanta last January. The Seahawks will need equally effective or even better play from Wilson to get where they want to go in this year's postseason.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 07:38:00 PM

Russell Wilson completed 11-of-27 passes for 108 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Cardinals.

This was arguably the worst game of Wilson's two-year career and it's his first home loss. He consistently threw into coverage, only scrambled twice and failed to string together any real drives as the Seahawks got smashed in time of possession. A ton of credit goes to the underrated yet potentially dominant Cardinals defense, which has held five of their last eight opponents to 14 points or less. Wilson will bounce back big in a home game against the Rams in Week 17. Sunday marked the lowest passing yards and completion percentage of his career.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 07:58:00 PM

The Seahawks rested Russell Wilson with ten minutes left in their Week 15 game against the Giants with the score 23-0.

The Seahawks have done this on several occasions in blowout wins this year. Wilson finished with 206 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception, and eight scrambles for 50 yards. Wilson narrowly missed another touchdown when Golden Tate's second-quarter score was negated by Tate accidentally stepping out of bounds on his route. The Giants' defense actually defended Wilson stoutly despite the lopsided score, harassing him particularly in the first half and drilling him on several occasions. He was picked off in the third quarter by FS/slot CB Antrel Rolle. Wilson still came away with above-average production. The Seahawks host the division rival Cardinals in Week 16, where Wilson will remain a top-ten QB1 play in fantasy football.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 03:49:00 PM

MLB's Texas Rangers took Russell Wilson in the minor league phase of Thursday's Rule 5 draft.

Back in 2010, Wilson was drafted in the fourth round of the standard draft by the Rockies. He hit .229 with five homers and 19 steals while playing some Class A ball for Colorado between 2010 and 2011. The Rangers know Wilson isn't going to be a two-sport player, but it only cost them $12,000 to make him a part of their organization. "I think that's going to be a positive message for all of our players in our system, our coaches, everybody to have somebody like that around," Rangers assistant GM A.J. Preller said.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 10:34:00 AM

Russell Wilson completed 15-of-25 passes for 199 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Seattle's 19-17, Week 14 loss to the 49ers.

Wilson rushed just once for two yards. He also committed a fumble, but the ball rolled out of bounds. Wilson had good success extending plays with his feet, but struggled to find open receivers in a fiercely-contested defensive battle. His lone score was a 39-yard strike to TE Luke Willson, where Willson did most of the work after the catch. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, his pick came on a desperation heave with 0:26 remaining. The game snaps a string of six straight two-touchdown efforts for the second-year quarterback. Wilson should return to QB1 status in Week 15 against the Giants.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 07:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Russell Wilson
2Tarvaris Jackson
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3Christine Michael
4Spencer Ware
5Demitrius Bronson
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
FB1Derrick Coleman
WR11Percy Harvin
2Paul Richardson
3Ricardo Lockette
4Bryan Walters
WR21Doug Baldwin
2Jermaine Kearse
3Kevin Norwood
4Chris Matthews
WR31Jermaine Kearse
TE1Zach Miller
2Luke Willson
3Cooper Helfet
4Rashaun Allen
5Morrell Presley
K1Steven Hauschka