Russell Wilson is the definition of "stats don't lie."
But is quite shocking that Wilson continues to be under-appreciated in the NFL.
For the player that doesn't have a single MVP vote to his name, these stats surely prove that Wilson is on his way to the Hall of Fame when being compared to Hall of Famers Peyton Manning and Dan Marino.
When you look at @DangeRussWilson career numbers through his first 8 seasons compared to the @NFL greats it shows he hasn't just been good but clearly on his way to the HOF.— Jake Heaps (@jtheaps9) May 18, 2020
The scary thing is Russell Wilson is just getting started. pic.twitter.com/T9yTOJppbN
Sure, Wilson has 14 less touchdowns than Marino but just look at that interception stat. Wilson has thrown nearly half the amount of interceptions than Peyton Manning. Half.
The six-time Pro Bowl veteran is about to enter his ninth season in the league. Wilson is coming off a 2019 campaign throwing 31 touchdowns, five interceptions, 4,110 yards and a rating of 106.3.
Here are just a few more tidbits of what Wilson has accomplished in his first eight years in the league:
- 86 regular season wins through 2019 is tied for the most (Tom Brady) by a starting quarterback in his first eight seasons in the Super Bowl era (since 1966).
- 49 home regular season wins are tied for the most (Brett Favre) in a QB's first eight seasons in NFL history.
- The first player in NFL history with at least 200 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns in his first eight seasons.
Not too bad for a former third round draft pick (No. 75 overall in 2012), continuously criticized for his size and has already taken his team to two Super Bowls.
And he's just getting started.
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Russell Wilsons stats prove he'll be in HOF despite lack of MVP votes originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest