Russell Wilson is a Legitimate MVP Candidate

There were many people last night including myself that thought the Seattle Seahawks had no chance to beat the Philadelphia Eagles. The Seahawks are dealing with injuries to Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman in the secondary, and also have one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL. Regardless, Seattle found a way to win last night 24-10 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The reason why is because Russell Wilson was outstanding again. Seattle is currently 8-4 and holds the five seed at the moment in the NFC. Wilson completed 20-of-31 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 31 yards on six carries.

On the season, he has completed 276-of-442 passes for 3,256 yards 26 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. He has also rushed for 432 yards on 71 carries and three touchdowns. Seattle is ranked 21st in the NFL in rushing yards per game. They average 102.8 rushing yards per game. Part of it usually because of Wilson’s ability to scramble and run out of the pocket. Wilson has been responsible for over 80% of the Seahawks offense this season. Seattle would probably be worst in the league if it wasn’t for Wilson’s ability to do that. If Seattle makes the playoffs, Wilson should get serious consideration for MVP.

Will he win it though is another story. He is going to have to beat out Carson Wentz (Philadelphia Eagles) and Tom Brady (New England Patriots) which is highly unlikely. Wentz has completed 242-of-399 passes for 3,005 yards 29 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also has rushed for 283 yards on 61 carries. Even though Wentz’s passing yards are a little lower, he is the reason the Eagles are off to a 10-2 start.

As for Brady, he is one of the best to ever play the game. At 40 years old, Brady continues to dissect defenses with ease. He has completed 300-of-438 passes for 3,632 yards 26 touchdowns and four interceptions. He has New England off to a 10-2 start as well.

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