With Seahawks’ latest win, Russell Wilson now in a league of his own
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson just keeps making history.
Wilson already owns basically every Seahawks record for passing after overtaking Matt Hasselbeck for the franchise lead in completions earlier this season, but perhaps Wilson’s most important metric comes in the win column.
Last year, Wilson set an NFL record by becoming the first starting quarterback in NFL history to lead his team to a winning record in his first eight seasons. While Wilson has six chances to win two games to extend that streak to nine years, he’s already set a new record when it comes to winning after the Seahawks’ 28-21 NFC West victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football.
With the Seahawks’ seventh win of the year, Wilson passed Peyton Manning as the quarterback with the most wins in their first nine NFL seasons. Seattle’s victory over Arizona was the 93rd of his career, passing Manning’s 92 he had with the Indianapolis Colts.
Most Wins First 9 Seasons of their Career in NFL History:
Russell Wilson 93
Peyton Manning 92
Tom Brady 87
Ben Roethlisberger 87 pic.twitter.com/4a7QI6vd4q
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) November 20, 2020
Wilson and the Seahawks have plenty of chances to extend this record before the season ends, and, as mentioned, Wilson is still zeroing in on sole possession of the record for most seasons with a winning record to start a career for an NFL quarterback. It appears likely Wilson will be extending both of those marks.
Of the Seahawks’ six remaining games, only one – Week 16 against the Los Angeles Rams – comes against a team with a winning record. Seattle’s next four games are against the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, New York Jets and Washington Football Team. After Week 11, Seattle has seven wins, and entering Sunday, those four teams have combined for eight. Also, Wilson has never had a losing season (or even a .500 season) since entering the league in 2012. He’s only missed the playoffs once, and even then, the Seahawks were 9-7 that year.
The Seahawks appear in great shape to take the NFC West and perhaps a top spot in the conference after the win over Arizona. Sure helps when you have one of the greatest winners in NFL history throwing passes for your team.