QB Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks
|5-11, 204||Born: 11-29-1988||College: Wisconsin||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2012|
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Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 19 vs GB (21 / 31 / 277 / 1 / 0 pass, 7 / 64 / 0 rush)
Wilson didn't have a horrible first half, but he just wasn't able to connect with his receivers consistently enough to sustain any drives. The running game was not exactly inspiring, which led to a lot of pressure. Late in the half, Wilson countered with his legs on a number of rollout plays, and scrambles for good gains (he was the Seahawks leading rusher, by a country mile), and the momentum started to shift. Then, he came out throwing in the second half and moved the team up the field for an eventual Marshawn Lynch short yardage TD. On that drive, he found DK Metcalf for a 24-yard pickup, but was otherwise limited to short throws to him. On the other side of the field, Wilson had a great connection with Tyler Lockett, hitting him for two big plays in the first half, and continuing the rapport in the second, as all but one of their hookups went for either a first down or touchdown. On the touchdown play, Wilson had rolled out and he anticipated Lockett's moves perfectly, timing the short pass to him just as he separated from his defender in the end zone. Wilson nearly brought the team back to win it, but was sacked on 3rd & 5, which led to a punt with under three minutes to go, with hopes of one more possession. The Seahawks did not see the ball again, however.
2019 Week 18 vs PHI (18 / 30 / 325 / 1 / 0 pass, 9 / 45 / 0 rush)
Wilson has been putting together games like this for so long, that it almost seems ordinary. What he did was nothing of the sort, though. Wilson passed for over 300 yards, with no turnovers, and, he led the team in rushing yards. Not that the Travis Homer and Marshawn Lynch were hard to top (12 and 7 yard totals, respectively). Wilson turned it on at key moments, notably a late game twenty-yard scramble on 3rd-and-18. He was fearless when he needed to be, going for the extra yard despite the injury risk of taking a hard hit, and smart (sliding to end the play) when he had another down to work with. In the air, he found some chemistry with Tyler Lockett, completing 3-of-4 for first downs, including their requisite near-impossible catch in the first half. But his favorite target would be the rookie, DK Metcalf, who caught nearly everything thrown in his direction. Wilson hit him with two long passes, first for a 53-yard TD, and then a 36-yard completion near the end of the game to put the game away for good. Wilson doesn't actually play favorites, though. Wilson-to-Metcalf worked especially well in man coverage, and as he tends to find Lockett more in zone coverage, both should be effective going forward.
2019 Week 17 vs SF (25 / 40 / 233 / 2 / 0 pass, 8 / 29 / 0 rush)
Wilson played a smart game, and, despite playing a scoreless first half, was able to bring his team within an inch of winning the game on the final play. Wilson faced a lot of pressure throughout and ended up throwing the ball away or to a checkdown option fairly often. He also ran eight times, nearly doubling his per game average. Wilson was never really in control of the game flow, but a few hard luck moments that were out of his control (in addition to that final play), played a part in that. Late in the first half, a drive stalled after a questionable non-first down marking after a 3rd down completion to Tyler Lockett; on the following play, the Seahawks short yardage running game was stopped short. Wilson also threw a would-be TD to David Moore, but it was called back on a holding penalty. What he did to lead his team back, however, was impressive. Wilson fought hard to get the ball to both Lockett and DK Metcalf, throwing on the run and into tight coverage. This resulted in a TD for each, both on excellent passes with narrow margins for error. The running game was just good enough to keep the defense honest, but it was just a case of too little, too late, to get the victory.
2019 Week 16 vs ARI (16 / 31 / 169 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 2 / 0 rush)
On the day that Wilson became the Seahawks all-time leading passer, the team stumbled as a whole, and Wilson himself couldn't catch a break. On the second drive of the game, he marched the team 89 yards for the score. This included a big play to TE Jacob Hollister and WR Malik Turner, and finishing it off with a rare short toss to FB Nick Bellore for the score. He also suffered the first of five sacks on the day (four to Chandler Jones), which set the stage for what was about to come. It was truly a combination of injuries, dropped passes, pass rush, and good coverage in the secondary, that all converged to make this a slow, painful ride for Wilson. In quick succession, both starting running backs were out of the game, and the Cardinals defense began to focus on shutting down the wide receiver duo of Lockett and Metcalf. This left Wilson struggling to find secondary targets like Malik Turner and David Moore, with occasional success, but not consistently enough to move the chains. He didn't target Metcalf until the second half, and when he did it was dropped. Late in the game, Wilson did his best to go vertical, targeting Lockett a number of times on deep routes. Wilson threw accurately but the magic was just not there this time, as the receiver could just not shake his coverage completely. Wilson had some success targeting the tight end, Hollister, but did not call his number nearly often enough to make a difference.
2019 Week 15 vs CAR (20 / 26 / 286 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / -1 / 0 rush)
Wilson tossed a couple of short passes on the opening touchdown drive, as Chris Carson did most of the work on the ground. But on the second possession, with the Panthers going after the running game, Wilson aired it out. First to Tyler Lockett for 44 yards, with a now familiar sight: a perfect deep throw, inches away from the defense and right into the hands of the suddenly appearing wideout. After connecting with Lockett on 8-of-9 targets, it's safe to say, they've rediscovered their chemistry together. Wilson also found DK Metcalf for the score on a 19-yard loft down the sideline, that was caught with a well-timed leap. Wilson also found Josh Gordon for a big gain down the middle. He has clearly developed a healthy rapport with each of those three, as well as TE Jacob Hollister, and with the occasional short pass to his running backs, Wilson got back on track after a few weeks of consecutive interceptions.
2019 Week 14 vs LAR (22 / 36 / 245 / 0 / 1 pass, 5 / 28 / 0 rush)
Wilson actually looked pretty good at the start, spreading the ball to five receivers in the opening drive alone, but in the end settling for a field goal. After that, the Rams scored a TD, and held the lead the rest of the way, which put the Seahawks primarily in passing mode. Wilson had some success, but repeatedly was unable to finish things off, often getting trapped in the pocket by a fierce pass rush that sacked him five times. Wilson didn't take many shots downfield, and had trouble getting into any sort of rhythm at all. The best pass he made was a 35-yard perfect loft to Metcalf down the sideline, who managed to pull it in despite the double coverage. Wilson later converted a 4th and 18 play from his own ten yard line -- desperate times, indeed! - to Josh Gordon, whom he continues to develop a rapport with. Trying to make things happen near the end, Wilson made a big first down on the ground, only to have it called back on a penalty. His final act of desperation was to launch the ball deep to Lockett, who couldn't out-jump the Rams defender for the slightly overthrown ball, which was intercepted and effectively ended the game.
2019 Week 13 vs MIN (21 / 31 / 240 / 2 / 1 pass, 4 / 13 / 0 rush)
Wilson had an odd game. He passed for a few yards (240), rushed for a few more (13), and added a couple of scores through the air. But outside of those two scoring plays, he had a very hard time moving the ball downfield, as the Vikings coverage was incredibly tight. In the first half, he stalled twice in in the red zone, and threw an interception. But in the second half he bounced back with five straight scoring drives. Most of his completions were of the shorter variety, with the exception of a bomb to David Moore, who was inexplicably wide open past the secondary for a 60-yard TD. The other score was a screen pass to Rashaad Penny, who rumbled 13 yards to cross the goal line. Wilson's interception was odder still: the pass was tipped at the line and when it came right back to him, Wilson attempted to bat it down, only to knock it upwards and directly in the path of one of the Vikings, who ran it in for a pick six. This marks two games in a row in which Wilson has had trouble connecting with his usual go to receiver, Tyler Lockett. Meanwhile, DK Metcalf was reliable on short routes and over the middle throughout the game. TE Jacob Hollister also continued to be a first look on many plays, with one good connection this game.
2019 Week 12 vs PHI (13 / 25 / 200 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 15 / 0 rush)
Wilson started the game with a bang, connecting successfully on a flea flicker-like play, tossing a perfect 33-yard pass over the shoulder of Malik Turner in the end zone as he was just ahead of two defenders. But then the troubles began. He somehow overthrew a short pass to a completely wide Jacob Hollister in the end zone. Wilson threw several catchable long balls to Metcalf, all of which were not caught - notably one near the goal line that would have been a sure touchdown. Overall, Wilson's timing seemed to be off. Usually the cure for this is a steady dose of Tyler Lockett, but he was inexplicably only targeted twice while spreading the ball to seven different targets. Wilson's interception wasn't the best judgement call but also was not entirely his fault, throwing to Moore, who was covered and unable to win the battle for the ball.
2019 Week 10 vs SF (24 / 34 / 232 / 1 / 1 pass, 6 / 53 / 0 rush)
Wilson showed us that he is both human and super-human (the latter of which, we already knew). In the first half, he suffered two sacks on third down, as the offense never really had a chance, and ended up going to the locker room having put zero points on the board. The sacks were clearly not his fault, though. The first time, the Center was completely bowled over at scrimmage, and on the second, a blitzing LB was left unblocked. Late in the half, Wilson found a bit more success on rollouts and some aggressive running out of the pocket, and nearly had a passing TD on a play to Metcalf, whose heroic (but ultimately tragic) effort was lost to a fiercely stripped ball as he approached the goal line. Wilson also lost a fumble that became a defensive TD. After being shut out in the first half, Wilson rebounded with a combination of intensity and poise when the second half began. He relied heavily on Metcalf, and Hollister, and, his own two feet, as he not only scrambled to get out of some tough jams, but put himself in the line of fire in doing so. After Lockett left the game (though he was a non-factor), Wilson found Josh Gordon twice for 3rd down conversions. Wilson's interception in OT was simply a matter of inches - underthrown - but enough that it got picked. To cap the game, Wilson made a big time play, running the ball himself for a 21-yard gain, after waiting so patiently in the pocket before running, as the defense spread out away from him. That got the Seahawks into FG range, for the game winner.
2019 Week 9 vs TB (29 / 43 / 378 / 5 / 0 pass, 1 / 21 / 0 rush)
Wilson had a career day was driven by the Seahawks falling behind, which led to a more aggressive passing game than usual. He began the first drive by matching Tamps Bay's opening drive score with his own 5-or-5, 75-yard drive, culminating in a brilliant throw to Lockett in the back corner of the end zone. He maintained the rapport with Lockett, hitting him all over the field all game, and adding a short touchdown on the opposite end zone corner later on. DK Metcalf became a more important target as the game wore on. Wilson found him a couple of times for short gains in the first half, but in the second half, threw a long ball on a deep crossing route, which Metcalf took in easily for the score. Wilson took advantage down low with TE Jacob Hollister, who surprised as more than a mere checkdown option, with two short touchdowns of his own, including on Wilson's perfect leading throw for the winning score. Wilson only ran once the whole game, but he made that one count, for 21 yards. If you're keeping tabs, that is now 22 touchdowns, 1 interception, over nine games.
2019 Week 8 vs ATL (14 / 20 / 182 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / 4 / 0 rush)
Wilson got himself back on track after a blip last week against Baltimore. With not much pass rush to worry about for most of the game, he was able to key on his wide receivers a bit more than usual, spreading the bulk of the targets between Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, and David Moore. Lockett, as always, was his money connection when they needed to move the chains; while Metcalf started to fulfill his promise as an end zone target, with two TDs to show for it. Moore got the most snaps as the third WR, but came up almost blank despite some well thrown balls in his direction. Wilson has found himself a replacement for the injured Will Dissly's end zone presence, and his name is DK Metcalf. He and Wilson hooked up on two short passing scores, and almost had a third (albeit on the same drive as one of his scores), a perfect 22-yard pass to the end zone, but Metcalf couldn't hold on.
2019 Week 7 vs BAL (20 / 41 / 241 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 27 / 0 rush)
Wilson had a rough go of it. Coverage was tight all day long, and the best he could do in most cases, was to toss the ball up in man coverage and hope his guy (usually Metcalf, in those cases) won the battle. It happened occasionally, but not enough to move the chains consistently. He continued his excellent rapport with Tyler Lockett, tossing him a TD with uncanny aim (and perhaps a little telepathy?) - about 10 feet away from him in the end zone, which of course Lockett knew exactly when to go for it. Wilson scrambled only occasionally, but with positive results, picking up a couple of first downs. He was also successful throwing short, quick passes, but mainly because the Ravens took away his other options. And of course, from the Ravens highlight reel, was the pick six: Wilson threw to the flat, as the coverage seemed soft, but Marcus Peters intercepted it at full speed and went untouched for the defensive score. It had to happen eventually, but still, it was disappointing that it came on such a rookie-like mistake.
2019 Week 6 vs CLE (23 / 33 / 295 / 2 / 0 pass, 9 / 31 / 1 rush)
Wilson was a questionable replay-reversed-call away from a 3 TD (plus one on the ground) game. Dealing with a fair bit of pressure from the Browns, Wilson responded with a season high nine rushing attempts, including a 16 yard first quarter scramble up the middle for his rushing TD. On that play, Wilson read the man coverage, which left the middle of the field empty, and slipped out of the pocket easily for the score. The running game was consistently moving the ball forward, and Wilson played patient football, finding the open man and spreading the ball around. No receiver had more than five targets, and while we know by now what to expect from Wilson, it was still an impressive show of poise and maturity as he brought the team back what was a 21-6 deficit, one play into the 2nd quarter.
2019 Week 5 vs LAR (17 / 23 / 268 / 4 / 0 pass, 8 / 32 / 0 rush)
Wilson's four passing TDs were the product of smart work while under pressure, as he had Aaron Donald and Clay Matthews in his face all day long. The volume was not high (only 23 attempts), but he was in vintage form spreading the ball around to nearly all of his receivers and backs. He got a little lucky on Lockett's brilliant first quarter catch in the end zone, but again and again, Wilson proves that he knows what his receivers are capable of, and full credit to him for putting it up there for the taking rather than throw it away. Wilson found DK Metcalf perfectly over the middle on a deep post for a score; and TD's #3 and #4 were shorter passes. First to David Moore, a quick hitch with enough room to run that he found paydirt, and second to Carson, who found himself wide open (and almost dropped the catch!) for the winning score. Wilson continued to show an excellent rapport with Will Dissly, finding him twice for sizable gains, and also to his running backs, who occasionally are even lining up wide. Finally, it's worth reminding just how dangerous Wilson is on the ground, and that Wilson seems to be running more this season, but isn't taking any big risks as tacklers close in.
2019 Week 4 vs ARI (22 / 28 / 240 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 7 / 0 rush)
Wilson had not true highlight worthy plays against the Cardinals, but was quietly very efficient. He hit his TE, Will Dissly all day long, including for the lone TD, as he hit him wide open in stride as he crossed the goal line. Wilson had more success on short plays, to Dissly and Carson, primarily. His deep passes were not on the money in this one. Coverage was tight and he was forced to overthrow the ball rather than risk an interception, which he has so far managed to avoid in all four games this season. The blemish on his game is that he had more opportunity to score, but failed to get in on three passing plays from the 6-yard line, at the end of the half.
2019 Week 3 vs NO (32 / 50 / 406 / 2 / 0 pass, 7 / 51 / 2 rush)
It's easy to tell how the game is going at a glance, by how Wilson is behaving in the pocket. He tends to run only when he HAS to, when things aren't going well. Against the Saints, he was running very early on. A costly RB fumble, and some questionable 4th down gambles put the Seahawks in a big hole, so Wilson was playing from behind for most of the game. He found Tyler Lockett downfield often, including in the corner of the end zone, and hit Metcalf in double coverage for a 54-yard gain that unfortunately ended the half without any time left on the clock. Into the second half, his play was somewhat erratic and his throws weren't quite clicking. Notably, he overthrew Lockett on 4th and 5, with a rushed throw into the end zone. Wilson eventually did find his groove, and at that point a comeback almost looked possible. His pocket awareness was at an all-time high, as he effortlessly ducked and weaved through pressure, but still had trouble with his receivers getting open. He fought hard for his first rushing TD, trying to get outside but still having to beat the tackle 1-on-1. The same tight coverage allowed him to take off for another 8- yard scramble to score. On the final drive, he drove the team down the field, taking the shallow openings that the defense gave him. But at the end of the drive, Wilson persevered, hitting TE Will Dissly in the end zone twice (first was a holding call that allowed them a redo) for the score.
2019 Week 2 vs PIT (29 / 35 / 300 / 3 / 0 pass, 6 / 22 / 0 rush)
Wilson came out with a pass first mentality, and it seemed to kick the Seahawks into a gear that they failed to find in week 1. He showed a lot of confidence in rookie DK Metcalf, targeting him on the opening two plays. Later, he placed a perfect TD pass over his shoulder while he was in very tight man coverage. Tyler Lockett was still his favourite play, as he found him on short patterns all over the field. Early on, Wilson was sacked a little too easily as the pocket disappeared on him, which stalled a couple of drives. But when the running game finally got untracked, the passing game opened up as well. Notable, Wilson found TE Will Dissly on two separate but very similar TD plays, hitting him with a well-timed pass up high after Dissly broke off the line freely. It was pretty sweet looking, and it would be a surprise if Wilson's rapport with Dissly doesn't continue. But, Wilson's heroics weren't finished yet. On an option handoff out of the shotgun, Wilson got ahead of Rashaad Penny and blocked for him all the way to the end zone. Holding a two point lead in the final minutes, Wilson used his legs with great success, finding huge gains on draw plays to move the chains and keep the clock running. Probably the best sign that Wilson has found his groove is that he was back to spreading the ball around to several targets, which is when he's at his best.
2019 Week 1 vs CIN (14 / 20 / 195 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / 8 / 0 rush)
It was a disappointing day for Wilson, who somehow always seems to salvage the day statistically, which he did with two TDs on the day. He was sacked twice early on and continued to go down throughout the game. He played more cautiously than we are used to seeing - in fact, he took more risks in the pre-season - which seemed to fuel the Bengals fire, as they were after him the whole game. The Seahawks had no long, sustained drives, and so the best of Wilson can be summed up on a couple of long passing plays. First to Metcalf, who easily caught the ball on a medium slant pattern, and later to Lockett in final frame, who somehow was wide open as usual, for his first and only catch of the day, for a 44 yard score. In between, Wilson kept the ball close, throwing to the running backs, and showed immense trust in the rookie, D.K. Metcalf, feeding the ball to him at will on short patterns, and even targeting him in the end zone. Near the end of the game, Wilson ran the ball himself, showing that he can be a threat after all, but on his last play of the game, a bizarre QB keeper play on 3rd & 17 resulted in him getting hit hard from behind.
Latest NewsSeahawks | Seattle's season ends despite late rally (Sun Jan 12, 10:11 PM) - Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 21-of-31 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown as the team fell behind by 18 points twice but made a late charge before falling short 28-23 in Sunday's NFC Divisional Round playoff game. Wilson led the team in rushing with 64 yards, while RB Marshawn Lynch rushed for 26 yards and two scores on 12 attempts. WR Tyler Lockett was highly efficient, turning his 10 targets into nine catches for 136 yards and a touchdown. WR DK Metcalf was held somewhat in check after setting a playoff record for most receiving yards by a rookie one week ago, finishing with four receptions for 59 yards. TE Jacob Hollister hauled in five catches for 47 yards. RB Travis Homer chipped in 27 more yards through the air to go along with his 13 rushing yards. CB Tre Flowers, LB K.J. Wright and DE Jadeveon Clowney paced Seattle with seven tackles apiece. LB Shaquem Griffin tallied one of Seattle's two sacks, while Wright and Clowney combined on the other. Our View: Wilson was once again outstanding in a playoff loss. If the Seahawks had any kind of effective running game, they might have been okay in this one. Their defense has room to improve and the Seahawks will still be in the top of the NFC picture next year.
link to story Seahawks | Seattle advances to face Green Bay (Sun Jan 5, 07:44 PM) - Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 18-of-30 passes for 325 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the NFC Wild Card Game Sunday, Jan. 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He also led the team with 45 rushing yards. RB Marshawn Lynch rushed six times for just seven yards, but he had a touchdown and 25 receiving yards. WR DK Metcalf had seven grabs for a game-best 160 yards and a touchdown, while WR Tyler Lockett had four grabs for 62 yards. WR David Moore also chipped in with 57 yards on two grabs, while TE Jacob Hollister had two grabs for 16 yards on four targets. S Bradley McDougald had 11 total stops with a sack, two tackles for loss and a quarterback hit, while LB/DE Jadeveon Clowney also had five total stops, a sack, two tackles for loss and a quarterback hit. Our View: The Seahawks are built for a deep postseason run and they got their first game out of the way. Playing on the road against the Packers is going to be much more difficult. Seattle didn't run the ball well against the Eagles and QB Russell Wilson was the team's leading rusher with 45 yards. They'll need to be better on the ground if they want to take down the Packers in the Divisional Round.
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