Icon Sportswire
Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Quarterback #3
ADP:Round: 4, Pick: 9
Team: Seattle Seahawks
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 206 lb.
Born:November 29, 1988
Drafted:2012 / Rd. 3 (75)
Draft Team:SEA

Russell Wilson: Willing to waive no-trade clause

Wilson told the Seahawks he wants to stay in Seattle, but he also said he'd be willing to play for the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders or Bears if a trade were considered, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Wilson has surpassed Deshaun Watson and Carson Wentz as king of the February rumor mill, with multiple reports suggesting the 32-year-old QB is contemplating an NFL future after Seattle. According to The Athletic, Wilson is frustrated with coach Pete Carroll's emphasis on the running game and wishes the Seahawks had made their pass-blocking more of a priority. He may not be ready to request a trade, but there's no doubt he's making a statement in going public (albeit indirectly) with his willingness to waive his no-trade clause for specific teams. While the Seahawks presumably will try first and foremost to repair the relationship, it does seem the once-unthinkable -- a Russell Wilson trade -- is now on the table as an option. Granted, the rift could be forgotten in a matter of months if Wilson and Co. take flight under new OC Shane Waldron.

February 25, 2021 12:19 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Struggles in loss to Rams

Wilson completed 11 of 27 passes for 174 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 30-20 wild-card loss to the Rams. He also ran four times for 50 yards.

Analysis: The Seahawks showed increased dysfunction toward the end of the season and specifically against the Rams. This was another prime example, and it was perhaps Wilson's worst game of the season. The 32-year-old quarterback threw a costly pick-six to Darious Williams in the second quarter, completed just 41 percent of his passes and was sacked five times. Garbage time provided a slight boost to an otherwise putrid stat line, as he added 49 passing yards and a score in addition to 28 rushing yards on the second to last drive. Wilson appeared to be an MVP front runner to start the season, but he started slipping in the second half of the year and ultimately fell out of the race. Nevertheless, Wilson set career highs in touchdowns (40) and completion percentage (68.8) during the regular season, and his 4,212 passing yards were just eight yards short of a personal best as well. Both DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett will be returning next year as well, so the Seahawks' passing game is equipped to return to the early season pace.

January 9, 2021 5:18 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Clutch in crunch time

Wilson completed 20 of 36 pass attempts for 181 yards and two touchdowns, adding 29 yards on five rushing attempts in Sunday's 26-23 win over the 49ers.

Analysis: Wilson was held in check for the first three quarters of action by a varied defense called by 49ers' defensive coordinator (and popular head coach candidate) Robert Saleh, but "Mr. Unlimited" was finally able to break through with 20 points in the fourth quarter to lead his team to victory. The 31-year-old fell seven yards shy of the career-high 4,219 passing yards he threw back in 2016. Unlike that season, Wilson put himself firmly in the MVP conversation with a new high water mark of 40 passing touchdowns (to 13 interceptions) to go along with 513 rushing yards and two more scores. Wilson continues to be the true definition of a dual-threat quarterback with his incredible accuracy at all three levels (70 percent completion), plus arm strength and the ability to use his legs as a weapon. He will begin the 2021 fantasy season an elite option with a high floor and high ceiling, but first, he will have to take on the Rams in the first round of the playoffs Sunday.

January 3, 2021 8:59 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Accounts for two TDs vs. Rams

Wilson completed 20 of 32 pass attempts for 225 yards and a touchdown while adding nine yards and a touchdown on three carries during Sunday's 20-9 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Wilson was hurried early and often by one of the NFL's top defensive units as he took five sacks and struggled to connect with his pass-catchers at times. He managed to avoid turnovers, however, and contributed his second rushing touchdown of the season before throwing a TD pass to Jacob Hollister to put the game away. After a stellar start to the campaign, Wilson has been held under 250 yards in six of his last seven games and has thrown multiple touchdown passes just twice in that stretch. With the NFC West crown in hand, he will set his sights on playoff positioning in next Sunday's matchup with the 49ers.

December 27, 2020 5:09 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Throws for just 121 yards

Wilson completed 18 of 27 passes for 121 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 20-15 win over Washington. He also carried six times for 52 yards.

Analysis: With a banged-up Seattle offensive line up against a fierce Washington pass rush, Wilson struggled to get much going through the air. He finished with just 4.5 yards per passing attempt -- his lowest mark of the year. However, the veteran quarterback was quite effective on the ground, ripping off a 38-yard run in the second quarter. That season-long run set up Seattle's first touchdown of the day, a 10-yard toss to tight end Jacob Hollister. The Seahawks let off the gas in the second half, however, as they failed to score on their final four offensive drives. Nevertheless, they accomplished enough to win their 10th game of the year and clinch a third straight playoff appearance. They may have a chance to lock up the division against a tough Rams defense in Week 16.

December 20, 2020 1:55 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Fires four TDs in rout of Jets

Wilson completed 21 of 27 passes for 206 yards and four touchdowns with one interception in Sunday's 40-3 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Aside from a first-quarter pick on a bomb into the end zone intended for DK Metcalf, Wilson was unchallenged by an overwhelmed Jets secondary and found four different receivers for scores, matching his TD total from his prior four games combined. Wilson now has a career-high 36 passing touchdowns (and a career-high 12 INTs) on the season, but he'll face a tougher test in Week 15's road matchup with Washington.

December 13, 2020 6:56 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Struggles in loss to Giants

Wilson completed 27 of 43 pass attempts for 263 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 13 against the Giants. He added seven carries for 45 yards.

Analysis: Wilson led a strong opening drive that led to a field goal, racking up 35 yards on six pass attempts. However, the Seahawks' offense didn't manage to put up points again until midway through the fourth quarter when Wilson connected with Chris Carson for a 28-yard touchdown. The result was an inefficient performance, summarized by Wilson averaging only 6.1 yards per attempt. Though a down performance, Wilson did manage to add value on the ground, surpassing 40 rushing yards for the third time in his last four games. He and Seahawks will look to get back on track in what should be an exceptional Week 14 matchup against the Jets.

December 6, 2020 4:56 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Throws one touchdown in win

Wilson completed 22 of 31 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 23-17 win over the Eagles. He also rushed six times for 12 yards.

Analysis: Wilson didn't put up gaudy numbers, but he did enough to lead the Seahawks to victory and did not turn the ball over. The quarterback's lone touchdown came on a one-yard fade pass to David Moore during the second quarter, but Wilson had another one dropped by wideout DK Metcalf in the fourth. Although his scoring pace has slowed since his sensational start, Wilson remains the strong play ahead of Week 13's matchup against the Giants.

November 30, 2020 9:14 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Efficient through ground and air

Wilson completed 23 of 28 passes for 197 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Seahawks' 28-21 win over the Cardinals on Thursday night. He also rushed 10 times for 42 yards.

Analysis: Wilson checked in under 200 passing yards for the first time all season, but he turned in a much-needed mistake-free effort devoid of some of the risky throws and questionable decisions that had characterized his play in recent contests. Wilson had thrown seven of his 10 interceptions on the campaign in three of his prior four games, but Thursday, he appeared to stick to what the defense gave him and picked his spots effectively. Two of those came on scoring strikes of 25 and 11 yards to DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, respectively, in the first half. Wilson would go on to connect with eight different pass catchers overall on the night while posting only his second interception-free performance since Week 3. He'll now look to carry over the momentum into a Week 12 Monday night matchup against the Eagles on Nov. 30.

November 19, 2020 8:56 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Sloppy performance in loss to Rams

Wilson completed 22 of 37 passes for 248 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Rams. He also lost a fumble and added eight carries for 60 yards.

Analysis: The veteran quarterback was never comfortable behind his offensive line, as he was quick to flee the pocket or concede the sack, taking six total sacks for a loss of 28 yards. Wilson appeared increasingly uncomfortable in the fourth quarter when the Seahawks were trying to erase a two-possession deficit, and perhaps the most glaring lapse was a delay of game penalty on third down with 7:59 remaining in regulation. At one point in the fourth quarter, second-year receiver DK Metcalf beat Jalen Ramsey deep with a clear path to the end zone, but Wilson didn't even look his way, a move that manifested visible frustration from Metcalf. The Seahawks will fall to third place in the division as a result, and they'll need to calibrate quickly with a Thursday night game against Arizona on deck.

November 15, 2020 4:47 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Roughed up by Bills

Wilson completed 28 of 41 passes for 390 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 44-34 loss to the Bills. He also ran twice for five yards and a score, and he lost two fumbles.

Analysis: The Seahawks got off to a tough start, as they went three-and-out on the first drive and Wilson tossed an interception on the next series. They started to turn it around after that, as Wilson scored on a rare QB sneak in the second quarter, and the Seahawks added a field goal on their final drive of the first half. Coming out of halftime with a 14-point deficit, the Seahawks' hopes of a quick score were squandered, as Wilson was strip-sacked just 18 seconds into the third quarter. Wilson wasn't consistent for the rest of the game, and his four turnovers were the most he's coughed up in a game since September of 2018. However, to provide solace to his fantasy managers, Wilson recorded his eighth straight multi-touchdown game and finished with a season high in passing yards. Wilson draws a tough Week 10 matchup against the Rams, who have allowed just 197.1 passing yards per game (second in the league).

November 8, 2020 2:09 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Rips through 49ers

Wilson completed 27 of 37 pass attempts for 261 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 8 against the 49ers.

Analysis: Wilson terrorized the 49ers defense, orchestrating a touchdown in four of five drives spanning from late in the first quarter to the end of the third quarter. All told, he recorded his fourth game this season with at least four passing scores -- but his first since Week 3. Wilson threw two of touchdowns to D.K. Metcalf, highlighted by a slant across the middle that Metcalf took to the end zone for a 46-yard play. Through seven games, Wilson has made a strong case to be in the running for MVP, racking up 2,151 passing yards and 26 passing touchdowns. He'll look to maintain his excellent form in Week 9 against the Bills.

November 1, 2020 5:47 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Roller coaster effort in OT loss

Wilson completed 33 of 50 passes for 388 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to the Cardinals. He also rushed six times for 84 yards.

Analysis: Coming off a bye week, Wilson revved up the Seahawks' offense quickly, completing his first five passes of the night for 65 yards and a touchdown to Tyler Lockett. He led two more drives that ended in field goals before marching into the red zone again only to toss an interception at the goal line to Budda Baker, who would've scored if not for a remarkable run-down effort by DK Metcalf. The rest of Wilson's night was up and down. The veteran signal-caller tossed two more scores to Lockett, who finished with 15 receptions and 200 yards, and he set a new career-high for rushing yards in a game. However, he was suffocated by the Cardinals' pass rush all night and threw two more untimely interceptions, including one to rookie Isaiah Simmons with 1:04 left in overtime, which set up the eventual game-winning kick. The highs outweigh the lows for fantasy purposes, as Wilson posted a sixth straight multi-touchdown effort while reaching a season-high in passing yards, but he'll look to eliminate the errors next week when the 49ers come to town.

October 25, 2020 9:41 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Three more touchdowns on SNF

Wilson completed 20 of 32 pass attempts for 217 yards, three touchdowns and an interception while adding 58 rushing yards on five attempts in Sunday's comeback victory over the Vikings.

Analysis: Wilson started the night a perfect 15 of 15 on pass attempts, and while he did have an uncharacteristic inaccurate interception in the second half, the magician was able to pull another late comeback victory to keep Seattle undefeated. The early MVP talks surrounding the 31-year-old are well warranted given his pocket mobility, incredible accuracy at all three levels (72.7 completion percentage) and his knack to carry his team to victory in clutch moments. Wilson is a top-five fantasy quarterback heading into his bye week, and will take on the Cardinals in Week 7.

October 11, 2020 10:49 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Ties NFL record in win

Wilson completed 24 of 34 passes for 360 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 31-23 road win over the Dolphins. He also rushed four times for five yards.

Analysis: Wilson seemed a bit off at times Sunday, and he tossed a rare interception in the end zone. Still, he was overall quite effective, recording a season-high 10.6 yards per attempt, and he threw two touchdowns, hitting Travis Homer and David Moore, after tossing a combined 14 through the first three weeks. With 16 touchdowns on the season, Wilson ties Peyton Manning for the most passing scores thrown through the first four games of a season. The MVP campaign is alive and well for the 31-year-old signal caller, and he'll look to pick apart a brutal Vikings defense that has allowed 13 passing scores in Week 5.

October 4, 2020 1:36 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Makes history in shootout win

Wilson completed 27 of 40 passes for 315 yards and five touchdowns during Sunday's 38-31 win over the Cowboys. He added 22 rushing yards on six carries.

Analysis: Incredibly, he could have had a sixth TD, but DK Metcalf thought he could coast into the end zone on a 62-yard catch-and-run and had the ball knocked out of his hands from behind, resulting in a touchback. Wilson is now the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for at least four touchdowns in each of the first three games of a season, and his 14 passing TDs during that stretch also breaks the NFL record of 13 set by Patrick Mahomes two years ago. Wilson will head to Miami in Week 4 to take on a Dolphins defense that's already been lit up by Josh Allen this season.

September 27, 2020 7:32 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Fires off five touchdowns in win

Wilson completed 21 of 28 pass attempts for 288 yards, five touchdowns and an interception. He added 39 yards on five carries in a 35-30 win over New England.

Analysis: Wilson was incredible once again, always keeping his club one step ahead of the Patriots' comeback attempts. The dual-threat quarterback completed a touchdown pass to five different receivers in this one, bring his season total up to nine through two contests. Wilson could be involved in yet another shootout next week against a Dallas squad that can put up points, but has trouble preventing them.

September 21, 2020 3:02 AM EST

Russell Wilson: Remarkable in win over Falcons

Wilson completed 31 of 35 passes for 322 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 38-25 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: With potentially the best set of pass-catchers in his career, Wilson was given a prime opportunity to showcase his talents Sunday as head coach Pete Carroll called just 17 run plays. The star quarterback came out of the gate hot, tossing two touchdowns to Chris Carson before he threw his first incompletion, and he added a 28-yard carry in the first half that put him over 4,000 rushing yards in his career. His efficiency ranked supreme, as he completed 88.6 percent of his passes -- the third-highest rate for a single game (35 attempts minimum) in NFL history -- and a whopping 9.2 yards per attempt. While this was a favorable matchup against the Falcons, it's encouraging to see the Carroll willing to throw the ball early in games. The Seahawks host a much tougher Patriots' defense in Week 2.

September 13, 2020 1:42 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Sees big things ahead

Wilson believes he's just now entering the prime of his career, John Boyle of Seahawks.com reports.

Analysis: The 31-year-old may be slightly past his physical prime, but it would hardly be an oddity for an NFL quarterback to enjoy his best seasons in his early-to-mid 30s. Wilson also happens to have the best receiving corps of his career, with Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf forming a formidable duo at wide receiver while Greg Olsen and Will Dissly (Achilles) figure to get most of the targets at tight end. Seahawks OC Brian Schottenheimer has taken a lot of heat for his run-heavy approach, but he did find a better balance last season, with Wilson jumping from 427 pass attempts in 2018 to 516 in 2019. Another increase isn't out of the question, as Wilson has now reached a 65 percent completion rate and 8.0 YPA in back-to-back seasons.

August 14, 2020 11:59 AM EST

Russell Wilson: Comeback falls short in Green Bay

Wilson completed 21 of 31 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown while adding 64 rushing yards on seven carries in Sunday's 28-23 divisional round loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Wilson came up just short of digging his team out of a 21-3 halftime hole, tossing a seven-yard touchdown to Tyler Lockett in the process. This loss puts an end to an excellent campaign from Wilson, who finished with 4,110 passing yards and a 31:5 TD:INT in the regular season before knocking off the Eagles in the wild-card round. Coming off three consecutive seasons with 30-plus touchdown passes and still a threat to add meaningful contributions with his legs any given Sunday, Wilson should be among the first few quarterbacks off the board in fantasy next season.

January 12, 2020 7:30 PM EST

News powered by