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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:12:10 -0800
The success of Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has the Minnesota Vikings thinking a shorter quarterback may be an option for them. The Vikings have talked to Johnny Manziel, who is 5-foot-11, but other short options are out there like 6-foot QB Connor Shaw and 6-1 QB David Fales.
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:36:16 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson plans to attend spring training with the Texas Rangers, according to his agent. He was selected in that sport's Rule 5 draft in December.
Fantasy Tip: Seattle fans and fantasy owners likely need not worry about Wilson ditching football for baseball, obviously. It's interesting that he will work with the team and hasn't given up his baseball completely, though.
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 20:39:33 -0800
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is 12 years, 250 days older than Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. That is the largest age difference between starting quarterbacks in Super Bowl history.
Sun, 19 Jan 2014 20:04:07 -0800
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck will play in the 2014 Pro Bowl in place of Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:42:10 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson have combined for more rushing yards in five total NFL seasons (1,965 yards) than New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning have combined for in 30 NFL seasons (1,463 yards).
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:52:21 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said he hopes WR Percy Harvin (hip) will be able to play during the playoffs but does not want Harvin to return until he is completely recovered from his hip injury.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:38:03 -0800
Seattle Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor, RB Marshawn Lynch, CB Richard Sherman, FS Earl Thomas, C Max Unger and QB Russell Wilson were named to the Pro Bowl roster announced Friday, Dec. 27.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:49:45 -0800
With 7,673 passing yards in 30 regular-season starts, Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck needs 248 for the most by a quarterback in his first two seasons. Carolina's Cam Newton had 7,920 in 2011-12 and the Colts' Peyton Manning had 7,874 in 1998-99. Also, Luck has 20 wins, tied for fourth-most by a QB in his first two seasons. Seattle's Russell Wilson has 23 with two games to play while Ben Roethlisberger had 22 in 2004-05 and Dan Marino 21 in 1983-84.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:46:17 -0700
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson suggested that he's already comfortable with WR Percy Harvin (hip) despite the fact that Harvin has yet to make his season debut. The two did some individual drills in practice last week. "I feel very comfortable with him already," Wilson said. "We talk about game stuff all the time. He's up here all the time just getting ready. So I think the biggest thing is just continuing to throw to him, continue to just do what it takes to have that chemistry."
Fantasy Tip: Harvin should immediately become a focal point of the offensive game plan, especially now that Sidney Rice (knee) is done for the year. When Harvin returns is unknown, but it's expected to be soon. He should be owned in all leagues.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 09:11:04 -0700
The Seattle Seahawks' patchwork offensive line allowed QB Russell Wilson to be sacked seven times in the team's 14-9 win over the St. Louis Rams in Week 8 Monday, Oct. 28. The run blocking wasn't much better in the victory. "We had a million problems in protection," head coach Pete Carroll said. "The Rams rushed like crazy and we did a ton of stuff to try to offset it, but nothing helped us." Seattle only had 135 yards of total offensive in the contest, with 80 of them coming on a passing touchdown to WR Golden Tate.
Fantasy Tip: It'll be at least a couple of weeks before Seattle gets Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini back, so it might be a continuous struggle to protect Wilson until then. This trend also isn't good for Marshawn Lynch.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:59:35 -0700
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was 18-for-29 with 235 yards and three touchdown passes in the team's Week 7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, Oct. 17, and he finished the game with a 122.1 passer rating. "I don't know what we would do without him," head coach Pete Carroll said. "We would be a much different team. I don't know how you can measure it at this point. He has become such a special aspect of our team. He's instrumental to everything we do." It wasn't all good, though, as he fumbled three times and lost two of them and was sacked three times.
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 18:10:51 -0700
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 15 of his 31 pass attempts for 210 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 5 game against the Indianapolis Colts. He also rushed 13 times for a team-high tying 102 yards. It was his first career 100-yard rushing game.
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 18:10:15 -0700
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch had 17 carries while tying QB Russell Wilson for the team-high with 102 yards in Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts. It was Lynch's first 100-yard rushing game of the season.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 09:41:21 -0700
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw for four touchdowns in the team's Week 3 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, and QB Tarvaris Jackson also threw for a touchdown and ran one in. Both quarterbacks combined for 331 yards and five touchdown passes and completed 21 of 29 throws. TE Zach Miller and WR Sidney Rice had two touchdowns each.
Fantasy Tip: Wilson's big game doesn't come as a huge surprise against the hapless Jaguars. Don't expect production this large for much of the rest of the season, though.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 09:43:32 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles were close to acquiring San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick for a second-round draft choice a few weeks prior to the 2012 NFL draft but decided not to make the trade because they thought they could draft Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. After the Seahawks selected Wilson in the draft, the Eagles decided to draft QB Nick Foles.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 19:57:24 -0700
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is determined to improve upon his rookie season, and his work ethic, in the classroom and studying at home, continues to impress his teammates. "He knows this is his team," FS Earl Thomas said. "He's taken control back there. Even if you've played 10 years, eight years, he'll still get on you to tell you this is where you need to be to make this offense work. And you have to respect a guy like that."
Fantasy Tip: Wilson vaulted into QB1 status as the course of the season went on last year. Will he take it to another level or suffer a sophomore jinx? That remains to be seen. The potential loss of WR Percy Harvin (hip) for an extended period doesn't help, but then again he wasn't on the roster last season during Wilson's meteoric rise. Wilson will be drafted as a Top 10 fantasy quarterback.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:43:52 -0700
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson ranked fourth among quarterbacks in rushing attempts last season, but he's more of a scrambler than pure runner, according to ESPN.com writer Mike Sando. He led the NFL in time spent in the pocket per pass play (3.12 seconds) and average time before passing (4.18 seconds). Wilson received more opportunities to run late in the season, when Seattle incorporated read-option plays on offense. Sando doesn't recall Wilson taking an especially hard hit other than one against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 14. In a conversation on ESPN Radio show "Mike & Mike," Wilson commented on how he views his responsibilities when on the move:
"To be honest with you, I don't really like running. I'd rather throw the ball to guys and let the true playmakers make the plays. ..."
Fantasy Tip: Wilson may put extra stress on his offensive line, but he's certainly a dynamic passer who has succeeded in the face of plenty of adversity. It'll be interesting to see if he can continue to produce touchdowns at such a prolific rate without accumulating more yards, either in the air or on the ground, in 2013.
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:15:21 -0700
Free-agent QB Tarvaris Jackson (Bills) is expected to visit the Seattle Seahawks in the next day or two to possibly sign a contract with the team, two sources said Tuesday, June 11. Jackson was the team's starting quarterback in 2011, but lost his job last summer to QB Russell Wilson, and was traded to the Buffalo Bills. QB Brady Quinn is the current backup to Wilson.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 18:51:24 -0700
Seattle Seahawks QB Brady Quinn appeared to have a solid performance during organized team activities (OTAs), and there seems no real doubt that he is the primary backup to starting QB Russell Wilson.
Tue, 21 May 2013 08:05:05 -0700
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said QB Russell Wilson is a million miles ahead of where he was last year. "He threw a couple of balls today, things that we talked about over the offseason that he'd like to take a shot at, and he did it today just to see what would happen with full awareness of why he was doing it," Carroll said.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:45:49 -0700
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he believes QB Russell Wilson could have a breakout season in 2013. "I think he's going to really do well this year. He's going to bust out and will benefit tremendously from his first year. It may be hard to imagine he's going to get any better, but I think he's going to get a lot better, being he was a first year starter, first time in the League," Carroll said.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:46:20 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said he is not worried about opponents figuring out the team's read-option offense because the team only runs 15 to 20 percent of their plays out of the formation. Wilson said he believes the formation is effective because the team likes to throw out of the formation. "Yeah, it's tough to stop," Wilson said. "I think the thing with us, and why it works so efficient for us, is we love throwing the ball out of the formation. We do a lot of things, a lot of play action, a lot of different looks."
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 05:08:00 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, contrary to an earlier report, did not ask the team to rework his rookie contract. "I speak for myself. I never demanded or asked for a restructured contract," Wilson said.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:43:23 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will be added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster for the 2013 Pro Bowl in place of Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (shoulder).
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:43:26 -0800
An unnamed representative of Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson reportedly called the team this week "insisting that something be done" to adjust Wilson's slotted third-round rookie contract. However, the new collective bargaining agreement prevents rookie contracts from being renegotiated until three of the mandatory four years have been completed. Theoretically, the Seahawks could simply cut Wilson and sign him to a new contract, if he clears waivers; however, he would not clear waivers.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 07:59:58 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly may have changed his mind about coaching at the pro level after watching Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick perform in the divisional round playoffs last weekend, according to former NFL head coach Tony Dungy. "Could it be that Chip Kelly watched the playoffs and watched Russell Wilson run a little bit of his read option in the spread offense, and watched Colin Kaepernick run a little bit more of it?" Dungy said. Dungy added he believes Kelly watched the playoffs thinking, "My offense is way farther advanced than that, and maybe if this is going through the NFL, it might not be so tough."
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:20:01 -0800
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said it would be nice to have another quarterback on the roster that has the similar skillset to that of QB Russell Wilson. "We've talked a lot about that," Carroll said. "It would be nice to have another guy that might be able to be a factor that way. There's some really good kids out there. We'll see." It remains to be seen if Seattle is willing to trade QB Matt Flynn.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:08:26 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw for 385 yards in the Divisional Round playoff game, which set the franchise record for passing yards in a playoff game.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 04:33:25 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson used playaction on 13-of-23 dropbacks in the second half of the team's NFC Divisional Round playoff loss and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns on playaction dropbacks.
Sun, 13 Jan 2013 13:57:11 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson went 24-for-36 for 385 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the Atlanta Falcons in the Divisional Round playoff game. He also rushed for 60 yards and one touchdown on seven carries in the game.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 07:23:28 -0800
Although much has been made of Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's ability outside the pocket, he is even more effective inside the pocket. Wilson has completed 64.9 percent of his passes inside the pocket for 2,449 yards with 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has completed 60.5 percent of his passes outside the pocket with five touchdowns and two interceptions.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 05:39:52 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has six touchdown passes and no interceptions in his last four road games, and the team has won three of those games. Wilson had four touchdowns and eight interceptions in his first five games on the road.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 04:33:54 -0800
The Washington Redskins sent at least five pass rushers on 17 of Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's 33 dropbacks (51.5 percent) in their Wild Card playoff loss, the second-highest pressure percentage Wilson has seen this season. When Wilson was able to get the pass off against the extra pass rushers, he completed 7-of-11 for 101 yards and a touchdown; however, he was also sacked a season-high five times.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 08:49:37 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has been named NFC Offensive Rookie of the Month for December.
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 04:05:51 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was 8-of-9 passing for 173 yards on throws outside the pocket in Week 17.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 17:52:33 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson tossed his 26th touchdown pass in the Week 17 game against the St. Louis Rams. Wilson tied the NFL rookie record held by QB Peyton Manning, then of the Indianapolis Colts.
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 04:08:23 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has a record of 6-1 in the team's last seven games. He has thrown 15 touchdowns and just two interceptions during that span, in addition to a 65.9 completion percentage.
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:46:48 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is the first rookie since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to start and win his team's first six games at home. He has completed 61.3 percent of his passes with 12 touchdowns, one interception and a 118.4 rating at Century Link Field.
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 07:51:14 -0800
The Seattle Seahawks rushed for 119 yards on 11 zone-read running plays with QB Russell Wilson in Week 15.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 19:03:52 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson passed for one score, and ran for three others, in the Week 15 win against the Buffalo Bills. He is the first QB in NFL history to run for three scores in the first half of a game, and the first QB since former Minnesota Vikings QB Daunte Culpepper to run for three scores in any half. Wilson is the first Seahawks QB to run for three scores in a single game.
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 05:47:07 -0800
The Washington Redskins would have selected Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson with the 102nd overall pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft to back up QB Robert Griffin III; however, when Wilson was off the board, the team picked QB Kirk Cousins.
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 05:44:22 -0800
The Indianapolis Colts had interest in Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson during the third round of the NFL Draft to serve as a backup to QB Andrew Luck before selecting WR T.Y. Hilton.
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 05:42:07 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles were interested in Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson during the NFL Draft; however, the team opted for QB Nick Foles with the No. 88 overall pick after the Seahawks took Wilson with the 75th overall selection.
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 08:15:44 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 13.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 07:37:07 -0800
The Chicago Bears seemingly were not prepared to face Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's scrambling ability in Week 13, according to DE Julius Peppers. "He likes to play with his legs," Peppers said. "We weren't prepared for it, but he did a good job today." Head coach Lovie Smith added that he did a "terrible job" getting the team ready for the game.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 04:28:22 -0800
Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman believes QB Russell Wilson is actually the best rookie quarterback of this season's class; he just isn't as hyped by the media like Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck and Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III are. "They're going to hype who they're going to hype, and you're in the Seattle market, and it doesn't matter what you do," Sherman said. "He's beat the Bears, the Packers, the Patriots. You show me another quarterback with his resume, and I'll show you a great quarterback. But he doesn't get the credit because they don't want to give him the credit. They don't want to make him a big name. They make the guys a big name who they want to make a big name. He's a great quarterback, and he's probably a little better than those guys."
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 17:29:15 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 23 of his 37 passes for 293 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 13 game against the Chicago Bears. He had a 13-yard touchdown strike to WR Sidney Rice in overtime to win it. Wilson also rushed nine times for 71 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Wilson has thrown 115 consecutive passes without being intercepted, and he has amassed decent statistics this season, although he and the team are usually much more effective at home. He is a solid QB2 in most fantasy leagues.
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 06:20:33 -0800
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill, Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson have led their teams to a combined 26 wins this season, the most in a season for rookie quarterbacks since the 1970 merger.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 14:44:07 -0800
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson went 21-for-27 for 224 yards and two touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins in Week 12.
Fri, 23 Nov 2012 19:22:06 -0800
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is still the horse that drives the team's offense despite the emergence of QB Russell Wilson. Lynch has the second-most carries of any running back in the NFL through 11 weeks, trailing only Houston Texans RB Arian Foster. Lynch has 212 carries for 1,005 yards, his fourth 1,000-yard season of his career. He trails only Foster and Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson in the race for the rushing title.