Wilson became the first quarterback in team history to pass for more than 4,000 yards, and set a Seahawks record for the most touchdown passes (34) in a season after three more against the Cardinals.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Russell Wilson completed the best season by a Seahawks quarterback in Sunday’s 36-6 rout of the Arizona Cardinals.
Wilson always has insisted he doesn’t care about numbers and that the only thing that matters is wins, but someday this will be a nice part of his career, too.
He became the first quarterback in team history to pass for more than 4,000 yards, finishing the season with 4,024 yards. He now has the record for the most touchdown passes (34) in a season after throwing three more against the Cardinals. And he finished with the highest completion percentage in a season in team history.
It is strange to look back at his arc this season and remember that at one point he wasn’t playing well. The line was struggling, and the team was struggling, and Wilson was struggling. His coaches even made their harshest public comments about him after the previous time the Seahawks played the Cardinals, a loss in Week 9.
But the Wilson we’ve seen since then has been one of the NFL’s most lethal and efficient players. He signed a new, large contract before this season, and even if he’d never admit it, that had to change something, some way. If it didn’t change his own perception, it certainly changed the perception of everyone else around him.
And now he is alone atop the record book for what has been his finest season.