6. QB Russell Wilson, SEA
The time has finally come for Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll, and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks to redeem themselves for the devastating Super Bowl loss they suffered last season.
It wasn’t easy, but the Seahawks are in the playoffs and it’s due in large part to the play of their franchise quarterback, Russell Wilson. He was asked to step up for Seattle in the last seven weeks after the team lost two of their star players to injuries–Marshawn Lynch and the newly acquired Jimmy Graham.
With Lynch out it was up to Wilson to get the offense going and without his biggest target at tight end, that seemed difficult. Especially when you consider the level of competition within the NFC West and throughout the NFC.
After Lynch went down, Wilson threw for 2,146 yards, 24 touchdowns and one interception. Needless to say, Wilson stepped his game up. Now he’ll have to step it up even more if Seattle’s going to get past the rest of the NFC for a shot at Super Bowl redemption.
Oh wait, Marshawn Lynch is ready to go for the first round? [Pete Carroll gulps]
RUN OR PASS?!