It’s hard to believe that when Russell Wilson started his NFL career, he was technically behind Matt Flynn on the Seattle Seahawks’ depth chart. That didn’t last. He seized the starting job there and held onto it for 10 seasons with the Seahawks. But this year, he’s starting over after being traded to the Denver Broncos in the offseason as the Seahawks slide into rebuild mode.
Wilson had a rough season last year, by his own standards. He only threw 25 touchdowns in 14 games — the first time in his career he missed a start — which was the lowest total since 2016. He passed for 3,113 yards, which was the lowest total since his rookie season. But the silver lining is that he only threw six picks, so with a more talented cast of supporting players around him in Denver, things are looking up as Wilson enters his age 34 season.
Russell Wilson MVP odds: +1400
Should you bet on Russell Wilson for MVP?
Yes. Wilson’s going to much better circumstances with the Broncos. He’s got a powerful 1-2 punch at receiver with Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy, with the receiver room rounded out with KJ Hamler and Tim Patrick, solid option themselves. And not to be overlooked is Denver’s offensive line, which is probably the best front five Wilson’s ever played behind in his career. To round things out, the Broncos had the third-best defense in the NFL last season, and that unit should be a top-10 defense again this year.
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