The Hawks have finally won a Super Bowl ring. Russell Wilson can actually function in the pocket, scramble and complete passes. Wlson is better in his 1st season than Hasselbeck was at his peak. Hasselbeck never could get the job done even though he had the advantage of being in the worst division in fooball for a decade with a decent team surrounding him. Hass was simply the weakest link.
The Hawks can't be stopped! Russell and Company will guarantee a Super Bowl Win Baby!!!
Hey Matthew: I read your link to the ROY article. While your arguments had merit, I don't expect Wilson to win because he plays for the Southern Alaska Hillbillies (Seattle Seahawks), but that doesn't matter. I think he'll get more Super Bowl rings in his career than Luck or RG3. Popularity contests will have no bearing on it.
@LouisLouis I agree, Griffin will probably win the award no matter how much Wilson deserves it. I just didn't add that in because the idea of the article was to advocate for your guy, not talk about why someone else was going to win it instead.
Griffin was supposed to have a good year - he was drafted #2 overall. Wilson was drafted #75 in the third round! Wilson came in as a third round pick into a situation where the top free agent QB (not named Peyton Manning) was signed to be the starter and won the job outright. He did all that while being 5'10 5/8" tall...which is over 3" too short by NFL standards. For those couple of reasons alone, Wilson deserves the award...and then you have to consider his TD/INT ratio, his QB Rating, leading the team to at least 10 wins and all of the other stats.
Russell Wilson clearly deserves the Rookie of the Year award, but I think the only way he gets it is if he wins a playoff game or two and the other candidates lose in their first playoff game.
Wilson deserves to be ROY, but won't beat Griffin, because RG3 is #2 in NFL QB ratings, Wilson still at #7. Their
stats are similar except for volume, since Seattle runs much more often than Washington. Griffin is charismatic on TV ads and has only 5 interceptions, making him a lock.
I'd rather have Wilson on my team, for one reason: Griffin is too much the cowboy, going for extra yards when he runs the ball. So far that has cost him a concussion and a knee injury, and he's only a rookie. He will eventually get too banged up to be much of a player. Seattle coaches tell Wilson to slide much more often, which is smart both for him and the team. Wilson also has good instincts in avoiding big hits, and is not the glory hound that Griffin is.
The 49ers are now doubting themselves, and have serious injury and QB issues (Wilson is 10 times the quarterback Kaepernick is). An Arizona upset is unlikely, but possible.