Much of the offseason for fans and observers was spent wondering whether the Seattle Seahawks would continue to underutilize the skills and talents of future Hall of Fame quarterback Russell Wilson, or whether they’d open things up and let Russ cook. While there is still quite a bit of season left, at least through the first three weeks the answer has been, without question, that Russ is being handed his chef’s hat and allowed to do what he does best. That has led to an NFL record 14 touchdown passes through three games, and two NFC Offensive Player of the Week awards.
Thursday the NFL added to Wilson’s trophy case again.
NFC Players of the Month! (September)— NFL (@NFL) October 1, 2020
Defensive: Lavonte David
Special Teams: Jack Fox pic.twitter.com/yMKMYtIrEs
Wilson’s statline so far this season is a ridiculous 79 completions on 103 attempts (76.7%) with 14 touchdowns and a lone interception. Wilson needs just two touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins in Week 4 to set the record for touchdown passes through the first four games of a season. With the Dolphins secondary depleted due to injury, he likely has a very good shot at not just matching, but surpassing that mark.