The numbers don’t lie. Seattle’s Russell Wilson is playing the quarterback position better than any man in the NFC. His performance Monday night against the Saints certainly grabbed the attention of the people who select the MVP.
Wilson in his typical team first manner deflected such lofty praise during his Thursday press conference at the VMAC
“The talk about the MVP candidate, I don’t worry about that, ” said Wilson. “I just worry about winning football games. Obviously our running back (Marshawn Lynch), should be up for it because he’s one of the best if not the best running back in the game.”
Cornerback Richard Sherman was willing to lobby for Wilson to win the most valuable player honors.
“I would say he’s a leading MVP candidate. If he’s not up there with the Peyton’s and the Tom Brady’s I don’t know what you need to do to be there,” stated Sherman.
Another mistake free winning performance at San Francisco this Sunday could certainly bolster Wilson’s credentials when it comes time to vote. A victory over the rival 49ers would also give Seattle the NFC West title and a first round bye in the playoffs.
Four players did not participate in the Seahawks’ Thursday practice. Percy Harvin still dealing with a sore and tight hip. Linebacker Bruce Irvin has a thigh injury, QB Tarvaris Jackson (illness), and Brandon Browner continues to make his way back from a groin tear.
Still no word from the NFL or Seahawks regarding Browner’s appeal of a potential one-year suspension for violating terms of the substance abuse policy and program.
Bill Swartz, 1090TheFan
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