Russell Wilson Could Steal the MVP

December 15, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL's highest-rated passer this season? Not Tom Brady, Carson Palmer or Cam Newton. No, rather quietly, Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks has emerged on paper as the league's best pivot entering Week 15. 
This is despite the fact that only a month ago, Wilson's numbers were inferior to those belonging to scrubs like Josh McCown and Brian Hoyer, and inconsistent messes like Jay Cutler and Matt Ryan. 
Wilson also doesn't have Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham, or of course the top-notch center the Seahawks traded for Graham. 
This is despite the fact Pro Football Focus rates the Seattle offensive line 29th in terms of pass-blocking efficiency, and the fact Wilson's been under pressure more frequently than all but two NFL quarterbacks.
It's also despite the fact Pro Bowl running back Marshawn Lynch has hardly been a factor. Lynch was the straw that stirred the Seattle offense in 2013 and 2014, but he's averaged 3.8 yards per carry in seven games t...

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