The 5-foot-11, 206 pound Wilson, who the Seahawks (8-5) took out of the University of Wisconsin with the 75th pick in the third round of April’s draft, was benched for the final 25 minutes as a precaution after completing 7 of 13 passes for 148 yards and a score.
“It was great to be able to come out of the game because we blew them out so bad,” said Wilson, 24, who inked a four-year contract worth $2.99 million with the traditionally lowly franchise on May 7. “The game was a crazy game throughout.”
Prior to battering the pathetic Cardinals (4-9), it was reported on Friday that Wilson was tossed from team headquarters during the bye week for working too many hours.
“I take copious notes,” said Wilson, who earned the 2011 Big Ten Quarterback of the Year award and ran the 40-yard dash in a blazing 4.53 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.
The former Badgers superstar, who the Colorado Rockies selected in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB Draft, has thrown 19 touchdowns, in contrast to a mere eight interceptions, for 2,344 yards in his inaugural campaign in Seatown.
Wilson, the ninth-shortest man to lineup under center since the 1970 NFL merger, is a coach’s wet dream and it’s comical to realize how many scouts devalued him as a glorified version of Beetlejuice.
With Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III receiving the bulk of headlines, Wilson is performing at an elite level and the Seahawks still have an outside opportunity to catch the San Francisco 49ers (9-3-1) for first place in the NFC West.
Regardless of what ultimately becomes of the 2012 Seahawks, it is evident that Russell Wilson will remain a king in the Queen City for many years to come.by