Seahawks’ Coach Pete Carroll Says QB Russell Wilson is “Best He’s Ever Been”

Seattle Seahawks' QB Russell Wilson. Photo by John Fisher/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Seattle Seahawks have given their quarterback Russell Wilson a record four-year, $140 million extension during the season, and it seems to be a great decision so far. Wilson has led the Seahawks to three wins in the first four games of 2019 while putting on some excellent performances during that stretch.

Wilson is currently completing a career-high 72.9 percent of his passes, while throwing for 1,141 and eight touchdowns. He is also only one of four QBs who haven’t threw an interception this season.

This all caused Seattle’s head coach Pete Carroll to treat his QB with some well-deserved praise on Thursday. According to Carroll, Wilson is currently playing the best football of his career.

“Russell is off to a really good start,” – said Carroll. “He’s playing great football, it’s the best he’s ever been.”

Asked to comment on this, Wilson agreed he has been good lately, but still thinks he can do better.

“I think I’m playing good,” – Wilson shared. “I think there’s some more things out there you can always try to do. I wish I could’ve found a way to win the game, the game we lost against the Saints. I wish I had that one back, somehow.”

Russell Wilson will have the opportunity to make up for the loss against Saints on Thursday when Seahawks meet Los Angeles Rams. The Rams have been a nightmare matchup for Seattle in recent years, beating them six out of eight times and handing them three defeats. If Wilson manages to dice through Rams defense, then there will be no doubt that he is the best or close to best he ever was.