Russell Wilson has been so good for so long now that it’s easy to get numb to his accomplishments. It feels like every week he’s breaking another Seahawks franchise record or NFL record.
Seattle’s PR team does a fantastic job of documenting each of Wilson’s records and milestones in their postgame notes. I figured it would be smart to compile all of them into one article as a way to illustrate just how monumental Wilson’s season has been.
Here’s his line for the year: 67.4 completion %, 3,708 yards, 28 touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 109.3 rating; 311 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns.
Below is a comprehensive list of what Wilson has accomplished in 2019, organized by the game that each milestone was achieved. Again, huge shoutout to the Seahawks PR team for coming up with all of these insane facts and figures. Let’s begin with Seattle’s most recent games and work backwards.
Week 15: Seahawks 30, Panthers 24
Wilson’s line: 20/26, 286 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 137.7 rating
- With the win, tied Tom Brady as the winningest quarterback in a player’s first eight seasons in NFL history with 86.
- His 31-7 record following an in-season loss is the best record by a quarterback since the 1970 merger.
- With 286 pass yards, passed Drew Bledsoe (29,257) for fifth place on the NFL’s most passing yards in a quarterback’s first eight seasons list with 29,332.
- Since 2012, leads the NFL with 21 games with at least a 130.0 passer rating.
- Has 51 career games with multiple TD passes and no INTs, the most such games in NFL history by a QB in his first 8 seasons.
Week 13: Seahawks 37, Vikings 30
Wilson’s line: 21/31, 240 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, 98.9 rating
- With his passing yards vs. Minnesota, joined Peyton Manning as the only players in NFL history to pass for 3,000 yards and have 20-plus touchdowns in their first eight seasons.
- Leads the NFL with 95 passing touchdowns since 2017 (2nd, Kirk Cousins - 80).
Week 12: Seahawks 17, Eagles 9
Wilson’s line: 13/25, 200 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception, 75.4 rating
- With the win, Russell Wilson became the first quarterback in NFL history with a winning record in each of his first eight seasons.*
*This stat is strictly “first eight seasons in the NFL” rather than “first eight seasons as a starter,” which is why Tom Brady didn’t accomplish this feat. Still an incredibly telling and impressive stat for Wilson.
- Moved ahead of Cam Newton into 6th place for most passing yards in a quarterback’s first eight seasons list with 28,670.
Week 10: Seahawks 27, 49ers 24 OT
Wilson’s line: 24/34, 232 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception, 86.9 rating
- Russell Wilson started his 122nd consecutive regular season game, which sets a franchise record after moving ahead of Chris Gray (121). He ranks second among active QBs (Philip Rivers 218).
- Wilson is now 6-0 in his career against teams that are at least eight games above .500 (@ESPNStatsInfo).
- Wilson ranks first in the NFL with 32 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter/overtime since 2012 (regular season & postseason), including five this season.
Week 9: Seahawks 40, Buccaneers 34 OT
Wilson’s line: 29/43, 378 yards, 5 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 133.7 rating
- Wilson is the only player since the 1970 merger to have 22 touchdown passes with just one or fewer interceptions
- It was his 3rd-career five TD game (vs. Pittsburgh 11/29/15; at Baltimore 12/13/15) tying Dave Kreig for the most in team history.
- Wilson has 90 wins, including the postseason, since entering the NFL in 2012, tied with Ben Roethlisberger (90) for the most wins by a quarterback, including the postseason, in his first eight seasons in the Super Bowl era.
- With 378 passing yards, moved past Andy Dalton for eighth place for most passing yards in a quarterback’s first eight seasons. Wilson has 28,128 career passing yards. His 378 yards is the 3rd-highest total of his career.
- After his first of five touchdown passes, Wilson moved past Brett Favre for sole possession of third place for the most touchdown passes in a quarterback’s first eight seasons in NFL history. Russell now has 218 career touchdown passes.
- Ranks first in the NFL with 31 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter/overtime since 2012 (regular season & postseason), including four this season.
Week 8: Seahawks 27, Falcons 20
Wilson’s line: 14/20, 182 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 131.7 rating
- Russell Wilson passed for 2 TDs with no INTs and posted a 131.7 rating. It was his NFL record eighth-straight road game with at least 1 TD pass and no interceptions, passing Tom Brady (7 in 2010) and Nick Foles (7 in 2012-13). Dating back to week 8 of the 2018 season, Wilson has 18 TD passes and no INTs in his last 8 road starts.
- Wilson now has a streak of 9 road starts with a passer rating of 110.0 or higher. That is also an NFL record.
- Wilson improved his record following an in-season loss to 30-7, best record by a QB since the 1970 merger.
- Wilson joins Drew Brees (2018) as the only players since the 1970 merger to throw 17+ TDs and 1 or fewer INTs over their first eight games of a season. (@NFLResearch)
Week 6: Seahawks 32, Browns 28
Wilson’s line: 23/33, 295 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 117.6 rating; 31 rushing yards, 1 touchdown
- Russell Wilson now has a streak of 207 consecutive passes without an INT breaking his previous record of 202 set in 2016. He now owns the three longest streaks in team history with a streak of 197 between 2016-17.
Week 5: Seahawks 30, Rams 29
Wilson’s line: 17/23, 268 yards, 4 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 151.8 rating
- Russell Wilson now leads the NFL in passer rating with a 126.3. He posted a 151.8 passer rating vs. the Rams, tied for the second-best rating of his career.
- Wilson now has 1,409 passing yards, 12 TDs, and 0 INTs on the season. He is the first QB in the Super Bowl era with 1,400+ yards, 12+ TDs, and no INTs through his team’s first 5 games. (per @NFLReasearch)
- Wilson had his 9th-career game with 4+ TDs and 1 or fewer INTs and Seattle is 7-2 in those games. Only five players have more such games in NFL history (11-Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers; 10-Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Dan Marino; 9-Wilson, Andrew Luck).
- Wilson added to his NFL record total with 47 games of 2+ TDs and 0 INTs in a QBs first eight seasons. Andy Dalton ranks second with 35 such games in his first eight seasons.
Week 2: Seahawks 28, Steelers 26
Wilson’s line: 29/35, 300 yards, 3 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 131.0 rating
- With 3 passing TDs today, Russell Wilson became the 5th-fastest QB to reach 200 career passing TDs. He also became the first QB in NFL history to pass for 200 career TDs (201) and rush for 15 TDs (16) in his first eight seasons.