Seattle is not eliminated from the playoff race, but the best mark to which they aspire now is an 8-9
He had to spend a decade in the NFL for what Russell wilson know what it’s like to end up with a losing brand.
With the defeat of this Tuesday before Los Angeles Rams, for 20-10, the Seattle Seahawks they left their record at 5-9, meaning the best they’d hope for with three games left in the regular season would be 8-9, in the first 17-game season in league history.
Wilson, who has played his previous nine seasons for Seattle, had never finished without a positive win rate, with 9-7 as his worst performance as a starting quarterback for the Seahawks, in 2017.
Despite everything, Seahawks –who finished the previous season 12-4 as divisional champions in the NFC West-, they are not mathematically eliminated from the postseason fight. They march last in their sector, but still aspire to a ticket as a team Wildcard, provided that a series of results is in your favor.
Wilson arrived at Seahawks as a third-round draft pick in 2012, hailing from Wisconsin, and took over the starting quarterback job right away. Throughout its 10 seasons in Seattle, including the current one, he has guided the club to four division titles and eight postseason appearances. The only exception was that 2017, until now.
In just his second season in the league, 2013, Wilson led to Seahawks, coupled with an elite defense, to the conquest of the Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seahawks reappeared in the big game the following year, succumbing to the Super Bowl XLIX before the New england patriots.
Recently, Wilson –a seven times chosen by Pro bowl– was the subject of speculation when it was widely reported in multiple media that he was not happy with the construction of the offensive squad, particularly when it comes to the line.
In April 2019, Wilson signed a four-year, $ 140 million contract extension that keeps him tied to Seattle until the 2023 season.