Russell Wilson wins offensive rookie of the month

Jan 3, 2013, 10:44 AM | Updated: 10:51 am

By Brady Henderson

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was honored Thursday for what was a December to remember, winning the NFL’s offensive rookie of the month award.

Wilson and the Seahawks were 5-0 in December and scored more than 40 points in three of those wins. During that stretch, Wilson completed 65.5 percent of his passes while throwing for nine touchdowns and two interceptions.

December marked Wilson’s emergence as a serious running threat as well. He rushed for 262 yards and four touchdowns in those five games as the Seahawks’ offense began to feature more read-option plays.

Two of Wilson’s 13 total touchdowns in December capped game-winning drives.

According to the Seahawks, Wilson is the fourth player in franchise history to win the award. Left tackle Walter Jones, defensive tackle Rocky Bernard and linebacker Lofa Tatupu are the others.

Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks Pete Carroll Ken Norton...
Brent Stecker

Is Seahawks’ Pete Carroll showing a different, less patient side?

"Pete Carroll did not display his usual level of patience," 710 ESPN Seattle's Mike Salk said of the Seahawks coach after Sunday's loss.
16 hours ago
Seahawks Russell Wilson...
The Associated Press

Seahawks’ collective breakdown led to stumble against Titans

While it hasn’t always been textbook, Pete Carroll's Seahawks have rarely had a complete collapse in the final period like they did Sunday.
16 hours ago
Seahawks Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett...
Brandon Gustafson

Heaps: How WR Tyler Lockett has started 2021 red hot for the Seahawks

Tyler Lockett has been on fire for the Seahawks through two games. Jake Heaps breaks down what's working well for the veteran wide receiver.
16 hours ago
Seahawks Pete Carroll...
John Clayton

Clayton: Where the Seahawks stand after blowing lead to fall to 1-1

The Seahawks blew a two-score lead in their overtime loss to the Titans on Sunday. What jumps out as they sit at 1-1? John Clayton breaks it down.
2 days ago
Seahawks RB Chris Carson...
Brandon Gustafson

Heaps: Importance of running game in Seahawks’ offense on display in loss to Titans

The Seahawks struggled mightily to establish the run Sunday, which Jake Heaps says really impacted how they operated against the Titans.
2 days ago
Seahawks Jamal Adams AJ Brown...
Brent Stecker

Groz: Why Seahawks’ defense is the big concern after Week 2 loss

While the offense had its share of issues and penalties played a big role in Sunday's Seahawks' loss, that's not where The Groz is focusing.
2 days ago
Russell Wilson wins offensive rookie of the month