Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson had his best game as a pro Sunday, tossing three touchdowns and no interceptions as part of his 293 yards on 16-of-27 passing.
Wilson undoubtedly showed the poise of a veteran in helping the Seahawks knock off the defending AFC champion New England Patriots, and his teammates expressed their confidence in his abilities following the game.
Here's what center Max Unger had to say about Wilson's performance:
"What Russell did today was just incredible, especially from a rookie against a team like the Patriots - they've been the standard in the NFL for so long, on offense and on defense."
Safety Earl Thomas also made it clear he was a fan of Wilson's work following the team's upset:
"I guarantee you now everybody's on the bandwagon...Like I've always said from the start, he's special. The way he prepares, I expect that out of him because he prepares. He prepares like a winner and he led us."
And Thomas will be hoping Wilson will continue to lead the Seahawks to the top of the NFC West by themselves over the next couple of weeks. It won't be easy though, with Seattle drawing the San Francisco 49ers on the road this Thursday before playing the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings the following two weeks.
But if Wilson can continue to open up the offense with vertical shots, the Seahawks will be sitting pretty, as they already own a dominant running game and one of the NFL's top defenses.