Russell Wilson
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1 month ago1 Comment

Wilson expects to sign a franchise tag with the Seahawks after his contract expires in 2019, Kole Musgrove of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilson's contract negotiations with the Seahawks in 2015 weren't especially amicable, and with monster deals being penned around the league -- QB Matt Ryan recently signed a record-setting, five-year, $150 million extension with $100 million guaranteed -- there's reason to believe that will happen again. Talks about a new pact will likely commence after Packers QB Aaron Rodgers inks a long-term extension, but sources close to Wilson expect him to finish his current contract and be franchise-tagged for the 2020 season. Wilson's first franchise tag would cost the Seahawks $30.34 million, a second one in 2021 would cost $36.41 million and a third one in 2022 would cost $52.43 million. It's a long way out, but those numbers are staggering and possibly crippling to Seattle's payroll. Of course, this would all be alleviated with a successful extension by March 2020.

Russell Wilson
QB SEA (7)
5 months ago

Wilson led the NFL and tied a team record with 34 touchdown passes in 2017, but it was partly a result of an inept running game as he posted career lows in completion percentage (61.3) and yards per attempt (7.2).

EDGE Analysis

Wilson threw 15 touchdown passes inside the 10-yard line (2nd) as the Seahawks passed on 64.3 percent of their inside-the-10 plays (2nd), largely because they couldn't run the ball. Seattle running backs rushed 17 times inside the 10 for -11 yards, the fewest in the NFL since 1991, and failed to score one touchdown. The Seahawks' two rushing TDs inside the 10 came from Wilson, who accounted for all but one of the team's offensive touchdowns. The running game was so bad, Wilson became the fifth quarterback since 1970 to lead his team in rushing with 586 yards. The running game was partly a victim of another terrible Seattle offensive line, as was Wilson, who was sacked 43 times, becoming the third quarterback ever with five consecutive seasons of 40-plus sacks. Unless the Seahawks upgrade the offensive line substantially in the offseason, expect Wilson to match Neil Lomax's dubious record of six straight seasons (1983-88).

Russell Wilson
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6 months ago

Wilson completed 18 of 29 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

With a playoff berth hanging in the balance, the Seahawks offense mustered 24 total yards by the end of the second quarter, 36 of those on 4-of-8 passing from Wilson. Trailing 20-7 at halftime, the sixth-year signal caller culminated two of seven second-half possessions with touchdown passes to Doug Baldwin, including an NFL-record 19th in the fourth quarter. The pair of TDs left Wilson with a league-leading 34 on the season, but the Seahawks' final drive stalled out at the Cardinals' 30-yard line, from which Blair Walsh missed a potential game winner from 48 yards with 37 seconds remaining. Overall, Wilson accounted for a ridiculous 86 percent (37 of 43) of Seattle's touchdowns in 2017, so management likely will seek out moves in the offseason to create a bit more balance between run and pass for the 2018 campaign.

Russell Wilson
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6 months ago

Wilson completed 14-of-21 passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns against Dallas on Sunday, adding 29 yards on nine carries.

EDGE Analysis

Wilson dealt with occasional disruption from a pass rush led by the great Demarcus Lawrence, and otherwise couldn't find any downfield cracks in the Dallas defense. It's an outcome that's difficult to understand given the underwhelming cornerback personnel in Dallas, but Wilson should show better against the Cardinals in Week 17.

Russell Wilson
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6 months ago

Wilson completed 14 of 30 pass attempts for 142 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-7 loss to the Rams. He added 39 yards on five rushing attempts.

EDGE Analysis

Wilson had not thrown for fewer than 200 yards or two touchdowns in a game since the last time he faced the Rams in Week 5. The 29-year-old was sacked seven times and on the run all day. If there is a bright side for the six-year veteran, it's that he led Seattle in rushing. He will look to rebound Week 16 at Dallas.

Russell Wilson
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6 months ago

Wilson completed 17 of 31 passes for 271 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions in Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Jaguars. He also rushed five times for 50 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Wilson once again took the Seahawks' offense on his shoulders and nearly helped them pull out an improbable comeback with a pair of long fourth-quarter touchdowns. Wilson hit Paul Richardson from 61 yards out with 9:48 to play to bring Seattle to within 27-17 and then came back with a 74-yard scoring strike to Tyler Lockett at the 3:42 mark of the fourth quarter. However, Wilson also short-circuited three drives with interceptions, including two second-half picks that occurred in Jacksonville territory. Despite the unfavorable conclusion, Wilson has now thrown multiple touchdown passes in eight straight games, pushing his season total to 29, the second best of his career. He'll look to continue his strong production when the Seahawks meet the Rams in a key Week 15 matchup.

Russell Wilson
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7 months ago

Wilson completed 20 of 31 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns during Sunday's 24-10 victory over the Eagles. He added 31 rushing yards on six carries.

EDGE Analysis

Wilson continues to bolster his bid for MVP consideration by putting the Seahawks offense on his back time and again. His mobility is the name of the game and was a particularly important aspect of his performance Sunday since Seattle entered the game as one of Pro Football Focus' lowest-graded teams in terms of pass blocking, while the Eagles came in as the top-graded defense in terms of pass-rush effectiveness. As matchup-proof as they come, Wilson will proceed into Week 14 to face the Jaguars' league-best pass defense.

Russell Wilson
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7 months ago

Wilson connected on 20 of 34 passes for 228 yards, two touchdowns and in interception during Sunday's 24-13 win over the 49ers. He added 25 yards rushing and a touchdown on seven carries.

EDGE Analysis

Wilson kept the ball on a zone read for two-yard score early in the second quarter and then proceeded to hit tight ends Jimmy Graham and Nick Vannett for touchdowns in the second half. It hasn't been all smiles in Seattle as the Seahawks -- as a team --

have struggled of late, but you'd be hard pressed to find a more dynamic quarterback than Wilson at this point in the season. He has accounted for at least three total touchdowns in four of his last six games and you'd have to go back to Week 5 for the last time that he hasn't scored at least twice. He gets a showdown with red-hot Philadelphia next.

Russell Wilson
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7 months ago

Wilson completed 26 of 42 passes for 258 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Monday night's 34-31 loss to the Falcons. He also rushed seven times for 86 yards and another score, but had a fumble returned for a touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

Wilson's two turnovers shouldn't take away from an otherwise excellent performance, as he accounted for over 85 percent of Seattle's yards on offense while nearly leading another dramatic comeback victory. The quarterback has now thrown at least two touchdowns in five straight games, and along with adding his second rushing score of the campaign Monday, his 86 yards on the ground marked a season high. Consistently carrying the Seahawks offense, Wilson has a superb matchup against the 49ers in Week 12.

Russell Wilson
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7 months ago

Wilson (jaw) said he couldn't eat solid foods for a few days after last Thursday's 22-16 win over the Cardinals, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilson also had to wear a special mouthguard and couldn't really talk, having narrowly avoided an injury that might've required doctors to wire his jaw shut. Of course, the bigger story here is the NFL's investigation of the Seahawks for violating the concussion protocol in the aftermath of the hit that caused the jaw injury. There still hasn't been any report of concussion symptoms, which ultimately could work in the team's favor. In any case, Wilson surely appreciates the long layoff between games as he prepares for Monday Night Football matchup with the Falcons. He was a full participant at Thursday's practice and should be fine Monday.