He's already won a Superbowl ring but Russell Wilson continues to surprise the masses with his scintillating performances.
Against Washington on Monday night he was on fire, literally. He rushed for over 100 yards and a touchdown and threw for over 200 yards and two touchdowns in the Seattle's 27-17 victory. In doing so he became the first player in the history of Monday Night Football to rush for 100 yards and pass for 200.
Best in the NFL
He was so good, in fact, that he even managed to get an opponent to admit he thought Wilson was the best player in the NFL. Not bad for a third round pick.
After the game, Redskins safety Ryan Clark couldn't help but compliment the Seahawks QB:
"We got beat by a better team," said Clark, via The Washington Post. "We got beat by, as far as I'm concerned this weekend, the best player in the NFL. Russell Wilson made every play he had to make for his team to win, and we didn't."
Wilson set the tone for the night on the first drive against Washington's defense, who had clearly set about stopping Seattle's run game and the threat of Percy Harvin. In putting so much focus on those threats, they allowed Wilson to use his vast skill set to drive down the field, completing to rushes for over 15 yards to get the Seahawks into the redzone. In an almost catch 22 situation where Washington then tried to contain Wilson they left Jermaine Kearse open for a simple touchdown reception.
Here are some examples of Russell Wilson's brilliance, including his scramble and pass to Lynch for a huge gain to help set up the field goal that effectively iced the game:
Wilson's stats would have been even more impressive if flags hadn't halted Seahawks momentum. Twice he threw touchdown passes to Percy Harvin only for both of them to be ruled out due to offensive penalties.