NFL Analyst: Russell Wilson A "One-Man Show"

Wilson isn't the most talented quarterback in the league, but he might be the most valuable

Taz and the Moose
November 12, 2019 - 9:51 am
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Russell Wilson did it again. His final stat line wasn’t incredible, but he made clutch plays in clutch situations, leading the Seahawks (8-2) to a much-needed 27-24 overtime win against the 49ers (8-1).

Wilson isn’t the most talented quarterback in the NFL, but he always seems to get the job done no matter what.

“Patrick Mahomes is obviously more talented taken as a whole, but if you have Patrick Mahomes on the Seahawks, he may not last a week,” CBS Sports NFL writer Ryan Wilson said on Taz & The Moose. “Russell Wilson has to do everything. They were without Justin Britt, their center, last night, and we saw early in the game the backup center got absolutely destroyed on a play that he probably never wants to see again. But Russell Wilson is basically a one-man show in this offense. He puts everyone on his back, he just takes over – and sometimes it takes a little time, like last night when you’re playing the best defense in the league. Other times he just shows up and goes to work.”

Wilson finished 24-of-34 for 232 yards, one touchdown and one interception Monday. He also ran six times for 53 yards, including a late 18-yard scamper that set up Seattle’s game-winning field goal.

“It’s a system where very few people would have success in it,” Wilson said. “The offensive line isn’t very good, for one. There are a lot of turnovers with the mishandling of the ball, especially with Chris Carson. He’s a fumbling machine a lot of times. And they don’t have a lot of people to throw to now that Tyler Lockett looks like he’s going to be out for a while with a lower-leg injury. And even before that, there was a reason they went out and got Josh Gordon.”

The Seahawks committed four turnovers against San Francisco. It was their first win with at least four turnovers since 1984.

And the battle for NFC West supremacy is officially a horse race.

“I feel like he is one of the best players in the league,” Wilson said. “I don’t know if I’m going to put him No. 1 atop my MVP ballot, but you can’t make the case that he is not the most important person for his team given what he does every single week.”