In the NFL, “stability” is a funny word. However, that’s what the Seattle Seahawks have with star quarterback Russell Wilson.
Sure, Andy Dalton and Phillip Rivers provide quarterback stability. But unless they have superb, and I mean superb, supporting casts they aren’t winning much.
Russell Wilson provides that stability, and supporting cast or no, can win you something. The Seahawks have always had a strong defense during Wilson’s time, but the receiving corps hasn’t always been consistent. Part of that has to do with the Seahawks’ quarterback’s tendency to spread the ball around, but that’s not all of it.
As stated, regardless of the supporting cast, Wilson is good enough to put his team in a position to win.
This kind of stability is something that the Seahawks needed.
Everyone knew Matt Hasselbeck had a glass ceiling. He was fantastic when he played for the Seahawks, but he had an expiration date, and everyone knew that. Hasselbeck was always a good, but not great, QB.
Russell Wilson is a great quarterback. He was good last year, and he’s taken the step up to great this season.
Wilson brings a sense of long-term stability that we’ve never seen at the quarterback position before in Seattle.
Quarterback may be the most important and/or scrutinized position in sports. Period. Watching a Seahawks game with Russell Wilson and being able to say, “Ok, he’s our QB for the next decade. We’re going to win, we’re going to be fine.” That’s a nice statement to be able to say.
Throw in the fact that we’ve seen the likes of Charlie Whitehurst and Matt Flynn under center in Seattle and having Russell Wilson seems even better.