The Washington Redskins sure look like a great team, if you squint your eyes enough.
Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III, who had just posted the best two statistical seasons for rookie quarterbacks in NFL history, were meeting in the first round of the playoffs. January 6, 2013.
It’s hard to believe that the one thing possibly keeping Russell Wilson from being a top five draft pick was his height. Because Wilson is “only” 5-foot-11, NFL scouts including 2000 Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke believed that, “If (Wilson) was six-five, he’d probably be the number one pick in the draft.” Looks like he’s doing a great job of bucking conventional wisdom.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 131 yards, and rookie quarterback Russell Wilson completed 15 of 26 passes for 187 yards and ran eight times for 67 yards for the Seahawks — but the underlining story of the game was Seattle’s top-notch defense from the second quarter on.