He hasn’t been the same since he returned from finger surgery.
While he claims that he’s feeling well, his body language tells otherwise.
There’s some hesitation in his throws, and he can’t generate enough power to throw the ball.
ALL FOR YOUR GLORY!
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) November 21, 2021
Since his comeback, he hasn’t thrown a touchdown, and he has completed less than 60 percent of his passes.
As a result, the Seahawks lost both games and are now at 3-7.
Worst, Wilson suffered his first shutout loss against the Green Bay Packers.
His critics feast on his recent struggles, saying that he’s an overrated quarterback.
Another perfect throw by Russell Wilson and lackluster technique by Metcalf—you can’t bucket catch this in tight coverage pic.twitter.com/9wgVWH6q06
— Matt Waldman (@MattWaldman) November 22, 2021
Those who are in favor of that false statement do not remember his career achievements.
These three reasons will settle the case that Wilson is one of the best quarterbacks in the game.
3. He’s A Proven Winner
Say what you want about the Legion of Boom being the primary reason for their Super Bowl XLVII victory.
However, Wilson still led the Seahawks offense in that game and threw for two touchdowns.
In contrast, Peyton Manning had two interceptions in that game.
Wilson led the Seahawks to drives of nine, 13, and seven plays that consumed over 14 minutes of the game clock in the first half.
This is why I love Russell Wilson as the Seahawks QB:
“It’s going to be a great story”
Who else is in? 🤷♂️🙋♂️ pic.twitter.com/OiTwL0LOlW
— Sami Jarjour (@SamiOnTap) November 23, 2021
Aside from team accolades, Wilson received individual silverware, none more prestigious than being Second-Team All-Pro in 2019.
He was also an eight-time Pro-Bowler from 2012 to 2020, missing only the 2016 season
Wilson is also a winner off the field by taking home the 2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year honors.
2. He Helped Maintain The Team’s Contender Status
The 2021 NFL season is threatening to be the first losing season in his NFL career.
He led the Seahawks to an 11-5 record in his rookie season and won a playoff game against Washington.
Wilson led Seattle to eight seasons of at least 10 wins and went below that threshold once.
Still, the Seahawks finished at 9-7 in 2017 but missed the playoffs.
— Ciara (@ciara) November 22, 2021
The former Wisconsin standout kept on bringing his team to victory even if the roster around him changed.
Last season, the Seahawks went 12-4 with Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.
Throughout this stretch, Wilson was instrumental in the Seahawks’ four division titles.
Likewise, it was only last year when he failed to lead the squad to a Divisional playoff game.
1. His Endurance Is Impeccable
Wilson was one of the most sacked quarterbacks last season due to the Seahawks’ offensive line issues.
Despite the hits toward him, Wilson managed to play 16 games.
It was only this season that he missed games due to injury.
However, it did not mean that he was 100 percent healthy all the time.
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) November 22, 2021
He played through injuries as long as he could throw and scramble when pressure came.
Even his return from finger surgery is remarkable because doctors estimated that he might remain out of action for up to eight weeks.
This reason alone is enough to silence Wilson’s critics because he has kept on showing up despite playing a violent sport.