Seahawks’ Russell Wilson can break another passing record Sunday
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is no stranger to the franchise’s record books. The guy practically rewrote the entire passing statistics section.
But while he is the Seahawks’ leader in passing touchdowns, completion percentage, wins and more, he has two key passing statistics he’s second place in: yards and completions.
One of those will almost assuredly change Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals as Wilson is just 102 yards behind Matt Hasselbeck for the franchise lead.
Hasselbeck was Seattle’s starting quarterback from 2001 to 2010 and completed 2,559 passes for 29,434 yards. Wilson has been the starting quarterback since entering the league in 2012 and has completed 2,395 passes for 29,332 yards. Hasselbeck played in 138 games for Seattle while Sunday will be Wilson’s 115th under center.
With one record on the horizon, let’s take a look at some of Wilson’s other franchise records.
Owning the record books
Wilson has 224 passing touchdowns, 29 more than former record holder Dave Kreig. He also threw 35 touchdown passes in 2018 and has the single-game record with five passing touchdowns.
He also threw for 4,219 yards in 2016 and has the single-game record of 452. He also has the most career rushing yards by a quarterback (3,962), rushing yards in a season by a quarterback (849) and rushing yards in a game by a quarterback (122). He also has the most rushing attempts by a Seahawks quarterback in a career, season and in a game.
Wilson leads the Seahawks in career passer rating (101.4), single-season passer rating (110.9 in 2018) and has also had a single-game perfect passer rating of 158.3. He has a real chance to break the mark he set last year as he currently has a 109.3 rating.
He has won NFC Player of the Week nine times, which is a franchise best, and has both the best career and single-season completion percentages in Seahawks history.
In addition to passing Hasselbeck for most passing yards in franchise history, Wilson can set an NFL mark with a win over the Cardinals.
With a victory, Wilson would pass New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for most wins by a quarterback through their first eight NFL seasons. Brady and Wilson are tied at 86 regular season wins.
It would be another major record for Wilson this year, as his ninth win earned him the designation of being the only quarterback in NFL history to lead his team to a winning record in each of his first eight years in the league.
Wilson will have to wait until next season to set the franchise’s completions record, however, as he’s 164 behind Hasselbeck.