The Patriots are set to take on the Seahawks on Sunday Night Football in Week 2. Both teams head into the game 1-0 on the season. It was only a matter of time before Bill Belichick was asked about Russell Wilson. Belichick is never the guy to give bulletin board material away to the other team. However, this next comment was so effusive in praise of Wilson; it cannot be ignored.
Belichick essentially called Wilson the best player in football and underrated by the media:
“Honestly, I think he’s in a way underrated by the media or the fans, I don’t know. But I don’t really see anybody better than this player,” Belichick said Thursday morning. “This guy is a tremendous player.”
“He can do everything. He’s got obviously great leadership, playmaking skills. He plays very well in the most critical situations in the game. His decision-making, running, passing,” Belichick said, citing Wilson’s 4,022 career rushing yards and 30,056 passing yards.
“His passing numbers are extraordinary. You can put him up against anybody since he’s been in the league — literally anybody, in almost any category, His winning percentage is impressive. He’s there for every game — never missed a game. He’s got a great ability to do the right thing at the right time. He has tremendous vision, and sees the field extremely well.
“I don’t think there’s a better deep-ball passer in the league, in terms of decision-making and accuracy. He attacks literally every inch of the field.”
Belichick blows smoke for every player he plays against, but he’s 100% correct in this case. In my opinion, Russell Wilson is the best quarterback in the league. It’s criminal he didn’t win the MVP award a year ago. Somehow, Wilson has NEVER received an MVP vote in his career, which shows how little the media knows.
Here are undeniable facts. Wilson leads the league in touchdown passes (104) since 2017. The next closest is Tom Brady at 87. YEAH… that big of a gap. He’s also the only QB in football with three straight years of 30 touchdown passes. Oh, and he does it in a run-heavy offense (until recently) with bad offensive line play. It’s time the rest of the media realizes how good this guy is.