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With or without you (a Russell Wilson wins experiment)

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In which the FG crowd decides how many wins RW is worth

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Ed. note: I’m on family vacation this week. Your polls are still here every day, for discussin’ and fussin’ and cussin’. But they’re very abbreviated. Thanks for understanding. I’ll be back to launch a new series next week. xoxoxo -John

Chapter One

Imagine a healthy Russell Wilson, gallivanting about the field, prancing from pylon to pylon, evading defenders and scoring touchdowns with his arm, his legs, and sometimes his mind. Congratulations, you’ve traveled to 2012.

Imagine a non-healthy Russell Wilson, limited in mobility, with casts and boots and wraps adorning his legs, and his throwing muscles acting up too. Congratulations, you just lived through exactly that last year.

Imagine that 2017 is closer to the former. Wilson avoids major injury. Elsewhere along the Seattle Seahawks roster, injury-related attrition is normal, usual, like an average football season. In that reality, how many games do the Seahawks win?

Poll

Russell Wilson stays healthy and the injury bug does not bite the Seahawks any more than the average NFL team. How many games do they win this coming season?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    14 or more
    (133 votes)
  • 31%
    13
    (347 votes)
  • 41%
    12
    (459 votes)
  • 11%
    11
    (128 votes)
  • 2%
    10
    (22 votes)
  • 0%
    9
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    8
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    7
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    6
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    5 or less
    (5 votes)
1099 votes total Vote Now

Chapter Two

Fuck it all, Wilson’s out for the year. Tom Brady 2008 style. He doesn’t finish Week 1. He doesn’t return.

- - - LOOK I’M SORRY BUT THIS IS WHY WE DO THE POLLS OK - - -

The Seahawks roll with Austin Davis and Trevone Boykin under center. They don’t care for any of the available options.

In that reality, which we can again throw from the nearest cliff, how many games do the Seahawks win?

Yes, the goal is to tease out what you think the value of Wilson is to the franchise, on a yearly basis, in the hard (earned) currency of victories.

Poll

Russell Wilson misses all of 2017, just like Tom Brady in 2008. The Seahawks add no QBs and suffer few other major injuries. How many games do they win?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    13 or more
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    12
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    11
    (4 votes)
  • 3%
    10
    (32 votes)
  • 16%
    9
    (168 votes)
  • 26%
    8
    (269 votes)
  • 25%
    7
    (252 votes)
  • 15%
    6
    (153 votes)
  • 7%
    5
    (74 votes)
  • 2%
    4
    (25 votes)
  • 0%
    3
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    2 or less
    (7 votes)
1001 votes total Vote Now