Many people believe that the Rookie-of-the-Year Award is a two-horse race between Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III; they may want to include one more name. Since the Seahawks week 8 loss to the Detroit Lions, Russell Wilson and the Seattle offense have been lighting up opposing defenses for an average of 33.4 points per game. Wilson’s numbers over that same time period come out to a gaudy 118 completions in 178 attempts, 66.2% completion percentage to go along with 13 passing touchdowns and 2 interceptions. This past Sunday’s 50-17 win over the lowly Bills was a chance for Wilson to show how much damage he could do with his feet, rushing for 92 yards on 9 attempts and scoring 3 touchdowns. Wilson is on the verge of establishing himself as one of the most dangerous dual-threat quarterbacks in the league. It’s even more impressive when you look at this past Sunday’s performance in context to impressive rookie year performances by other dual threat quarterbacks:
Russell Wilson has not only met expectations, he’s exceeded them significantly. He’s picked the perfect time of the year to get hot and with an already stout defense, it looks like the NFC Superbowl representative may be coming out of Seattle this year.