Russell Wilson is confident he is the best quarterback in the NFL


Here's one thing everyone can agree on: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been pretty good at his job for the past eight seasons.

And Wilson isn’t afraid to say he is the top guy at the quarterback position in the NFL right now.

"Do I think I am the best quarterback in the NFL? I believe so, without a doubt" Wilson said during his appearance on the Dan Patrick Show Friday. "But there are some great ones out there for sure."

Everyday I wake up, I wake up to be the best in the world.

Russell Wilson

"I'm just grateful to be able to play this game, one of 32 men in the world." 

The reigning NFC Offensive Player of the Week previewed the upcoming matchup against the New England Patriots on Sunday night, as well.

"We've always had good matches."


During the interview, Patrick and Wilson discussed Belichicks’ comments on Wilson and how underrated he is, and how the media doesn’t give him the credit he deserves.

"I think he's trying to warm me up," Wilson joked. "It's definitely good to hear something like that from Coach Belichick. He's the best coach to arguably coach the game. I'm interested in this game not just because of Cam [Newton] and I, but more so because of the two oldest coaches. Both of those guys have so much wisdom and understanding of the game." 

Pete Carroll is 69 years old, the oldest head coach in the NFL. Bill Belichick is 68.  

These two teams have squared off a few times... and all have been memorable.


The Seahawks are 9-8 all-time vs. the Patriots in regular season games, and 0-1 in the postseason, which was Super Bowl XLIX. The Seahawks are 3-4 in Seattle, 1-1 at CenturyLink Field vs. New England. 

Since Wilson joined the Seahawks in 2012, Seattle has reached the playoffs seven times in eight years and have been to two Super Bowls, winning one. 

WIlson's 101.2 career passer rating ranks second all-time behind Aaron Rodgers, and his 100 touchdown passes over the last three seasons are an NFL high, along with his 86 regular season wins, which ties only with Tom Brady for the most by a quarterback in his first eight seasons in the Super Bowl era.

Wilson knows just how good he is, because he has been showing it year after year for eight seasons now.

Still, Wilson has not received a single MVP vote. 

That'll likely change this year. 

With a 38-25 Week One victory over the Atlanta Falcons and finishing the game going 31 of 35 for 322 yards four touchdowns, it might be time for the NFL media to finally wake and see the greatness that Wilson has been displaying.

Mr. Unlimited knows how good he is, it’s just time for rest of the world to catch up.

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