Wilson completed 22 of 36 passes for 226 yards, two touchdowns and one interception during Monday's 24-17 loss to the Bears. He also ran three times for 17 yards.
Both touchdown passes came in the fourth quarter, including a floating dime to Tyler Lockett in the back corner of the end zone. However, it was another game under siege for Wilson. He was sacked six times for the second straight outing and he lost one fumble in the process. It was clear Wilson was trying to do too much with an unimproved offensive line, an underwhelming run game and no Doug Baldwin (knee). The Seahawks will host the Cowboys in Week 3.
Wilson completed 19 of 33 passes for 298 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Broncos. He also rushed twice for five yards.
On the team's second drive, Wilson was gifted good field position when Earl Thomas returned an interception to the Broncos' 15-yard line. Wilson subsequently threw a touchdown to rookie tight end Will Dissly for the first points of the contest. He lost Doug Baldwin to a knee injury later in the first half, but he found new-arrival Brandon Marshall for a 20-yard score midway through the third quarter. He then started the fourth quarter with a 51-yard bomb to Tyler Lockett to take the lead. After Lockett's score, however, the Seahawks had three drives to take the lead but totaled just three yards, coming up short. The Seahawks' offensive line hung Wilson out to dry often, as he was sacked six times for a loss of 57 yards. He'll face another tough pass rush in Week 2 against the Bears.
Coach Pete Carroll said Wilson is expected to play into the third quarter of Friday's preseason contest in Minnesota, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Through two exhibitions, Wilson has directed the Seahawks offense to one touchdown and two field goals on seven possessions. Overall, his stat line is more or less in line with what's expected -- 17-for-26 passing for 236 yards and one touchdown versus no interceptions, plus three carries for 18 yards -- especially with Doug Baldwin unavailable due to a knee injury. Wilson is now poised to see his most significant run before the arrival of Week 1.
Wilson completed 13 of 21 passes for 193 yards and zero touchdowns or interceptions in Saturday's 24-14 preseason loss to the Chargers.
Wilson played the entire first half Saturday and faced off against the Chargers' top defense, which ranked third against the pass in 2017. Although the four-time Pro Bowler's stat line wasn't anything special, fantasy owners shouldn't worry. Wilson didn't have his top-two wideouts available, as Doug Baldwin (knee) and Tyler Lockett (foot) both sat out. Wilson has now converted 17 of 26 throws for 236 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions through two preseason games.
Wilson's contract negotiations with the Seahawks in 2015 weren't especially amicable. With monster deals being penned around the league -- quarterback Matt Ryan recently signed a record-setting, five-year, $150 million extension with $100 million guaranteed -- there's reason to believe that will happen again. Talks about a new pact will likely commence after Packers QB Aaron Rodgers inks a long-term extension, but sources close to Wilson expect him to finish his current contract and be franchise-tagged for the 2020 season. Wilson's first franchise tag would cost the Seahawks $30.34 million, a second one in 2021 would cost $36.41 million and a third one in 2022 would cost $52.43 million. It's a long way out, but those numbers are staggering and possibly crippling to Seattle's payroll. Of course, this would all be alleviated with a successful extension by March 2020.
|4||9/30/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ OAK||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/28/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
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