Russell Wilson joins Peyton Manning in rarified air


From the first day he stepped foot in Seattle, the Seahawks knew they had a special talent in Russell Wilson. 

He lined up behind center in 2012, and just one year later he had the Seahawks in the Super Bowl. 

If he retired right now, he would have a case as the greatest Seahawk of all-time. 

The one thing he has yet to do is win the MVP award (or get a single vote, but that is another story altogether), but that could change this season. 

Wilson is off to the best start of his career, putting up numbers only seen before by one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time.

Through four games, Wilson has 16 touchdown passes, tying Peyton Manning (2013) for the most touchdown passes through a team's first four games.

That season Manning would go on to set the all-time single-season passing touchdown record with 55. 

Wilson is currently on pace to throw for 64 touchdowns, which would shatter the record and would be incredible considering the most touchdown passes he has ever thrown in a single season is 35. 

Wilson is also on pace for more than 5,000 passings yards which has happened just 11 times in NFL history, by seven different quarterbacks.

Wilson is currently on pace for 5,140 yards, which would be the seventh most all-time, and with a monster game or two, he could realistically approach the record 5,477 set by Manning in 2013.

2013 - That was also the year Wilson and the Seahawks beat Manning and the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, the first championship in Seahawks history.


But the connections to Manning don't end there. 

With Seattle's win over the Dolphins on Sunday, Wilson won the 90th game of his career, become just the second player in NFL history to win 90 or more games in their first nine seasons. The other player? You guessed it. Payton Manning.

The Seahawks still have 12 games left on the schedule, so Wilson will break this record, too.

Records on records on records. Russell Wilson isn't just one of the greatest Seahawks of all-time, he is one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. 

When you name you child Win, you know you're pretty dang good.