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Thursday Round-Up: Russell Wilson Named MVP By Pro Football Focus

Seattle Seahawks quarterback was named MVP of the 2019 season according to Pro Football Focus.

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Good Morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today – Thursday, January 23 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

MVP, MVP, MVP!

A career year in season eight for quarterback Russell Wilson meant many things such as breaking Seahawks records, breaking NFL records, being named starter in his seventh Pro Bowl, picking up his first All-Pro honor and now being named MVP by Pro Football Focus.

According to Pro Football Focus using their WAR metric, no other player in the league was more valuable to their team than Russell Wilson. Wilson ended the 2019 season with a PFF WAR of 4.08, which takes into account: how good a given player was during the season, mapping a player's production to a "wins" value for his team, simulating a team's expected performance with a player of interest and with an average player participating identically in his place, and determining the average player with a given participation profile's wins above replacement player.

Not only did Russell Wilson earn the highest PFF WAR this season, he was also the highest graded quarterback according to Pro Football Focus earning a grade of 88.5, coming in seven points higher than any other quarterback. In 2019, Wilson threw for 4,110 yards, had 34 total touchdowns, posted a 66.7% completion percentage, and led the Seahawks to five 4th quarter comebacks all which make him more than deserving of MVP honors this season.

Social Post of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from NFL Films' official Twitter account as they take a look back at some of the best shots from around the league during the 2019 season.

More From Around The Web

Bob Condotta from the Seattle Times takes a look ahead to the Seahawks Draft.

Matt Calkins from the Seattle Times talks Pete Carroll's Hall of Fame potential.

Stacy Rost from 710 ESPN Seattle and Joe Fann from NBC Sports Northwest offer a look at offseason needs for the Seahawks.

Photos from the first day of the NFC team practice at the 2020 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla., where the Seahawks coaching staff, quarterback Russell Wilson, and cornerback Shaquill Griffin are representing the Seattle Seahawks.

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