Russell Wilson named to eighth Pro Bowl of his career


For the eighth time in his illustrious Seahawks career, Russell Wilson is headed to the Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Monday.

Wilson was also one of the top vote-getters by the fans. He was behind Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes by roughly 7,200 fan votes with 335,156 votes total, the most in the NFC.

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Wilson’s Pro Bowl nod comes as no surprise as the 32-year-old quarterback has been cookin’ this season for Seattle. He has 344 of 490 completions for 3,806 yards and 37 touchdowns on the year with a QBR of 107.1.

Wilson has already surpassed several historic milestones this season. In Week 14 vs. the Jets, the Seahawks franchise quarterback became the first quarterback in NFL history with a winning record in each of his first nine seasons. 

Against the Washington Football Team in Week 15, Wilson set the franchise record for most career passing attempts. He now owns all of Seattle’s major passing records, per Seahawks PR.


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Despite Wilson leading the Seahawks to a 10-4 record and a spot in the 2020 NFL Playoffs, Wilson, who was pegged the MVP favorite early on, continues to slide in the MVP conversation. A victory over the Los Angeles Chargers next Sunday could quickly turn the tides. If Seattle wins, it claims the NFC West Division.

Pro Bowl teams are chosen by a combination of fan voting, media and coaches. The NFL's "All-Star" game has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s the first time the Pro Bowl has been canceled since 1949.