Seahawks’ Russell Wilson makes ESPN list of the 50 greatest players in Super Bowl history

Jan 28, 2016, 9:42 AM | Updated: Jan 29, 2016, 1:32 pm
An ESPN panel voted Russell Wilson the 47th greatest player in Super Bowl history. (AP)...
An ESPN panel voted Russell Wilson the 47th greatest player in Super Bowl history. (AP)
(AP)

In advance of the 50th Super Bowl, ESPN put together a list of the 50 greatest players in the game’s history. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson came in at No. 47.

ESPN’s Stats & Information put together a ballot of the 120 greatest players in football’s biggest game based on their statistics and overall performance. Then an ESPN panel narrowed the list down to 50.

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ESPN reporter Sheil Kapadia wrote this as explanation for the ranking:

“He played in two championship games before his 27th birthday. In the 43-8 blowout win against the Broncos, Wilson went 18-of-25 for 206 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The next year against the Patriots, he completed only 12 passes but had the Seahawks in position for another victory before getting intercepted by Malcolm Butler at the goal line. Wilson’s 117.39 passer rating in the Super Bowl ranks third all-time. He could make a huge move up this list by the time his career is over.”

Wilson is the only Seahawk to be on the list so far, with the countdown from 10-1 concluding Thursday.

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