5 Special Things About Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson: A special kind of player. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com
Russell Wilson: A special kind of player. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com
Russell Wilson: A special kind of player. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com

1. Mr. Cool. Russell Wilson is James Bond cool. That in itself says a lot about the Seattle Seahawks young quarterback. That is something you could see from his NCAA playing days with North Carolina State and later with Wisconsin, which he led to a Rose Bowl. Wilson seem to almost never panic on the football field. No stage is too big for Mr. Wilson. He showed us this in the Super Bowl against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. He did it again against the Broncos, this time taking the Seattle Seahawks down the field for the winning score in overtime (26-20), in a rematch of this past Super Bowl No sweat. No worries.

2. The Playmaker. Wilson can get it done on the ground with his legs as well through the air with his strong arm. Denver’s defense was reminded of that in the Super Bowl rematch of sorts in the third game of the 2014 NFL season. Wilson put points on the board for the Seahawks in the passing game with a couple of first half touchdowns in the air. After going to the air during regulation, Wilson gave the Broncos a dash of confusion each and every time he ran the ball, creating organized havoc for Denver.

3. The “It” factor. Some people have it, some people don’t. Wilson has it. What Wilson has proven the last two years is that heart, will, smarts and desire matter. Size is almost rendered irrelevant. Despite being taken in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Wilson has come in and shined as one of the few young quarterbacks in the league. As a rookie, Wilson led the Seahawks to the second round of the playoffs, and staged a near impossible comeback against the Atlanta Falcons. All he did last  season was win the Super Bowl. If possible, Wilson looks even better this year than he has the last seasons.

4. Nice Fastball. It helps Wilson to be able to throw the football like a dart and with precision. A little baseball background has no doubt helped Wilson in that area. Wilson was so talented as a baseball prospect that he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 2010 MLB Draft. That strong right arm of Wilson was on display when he hauled off and threw a 39-yard rocket to Ricardo Lockette against the Broncos for a touchdown.

5. Super Bowl champ. Enough said.

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