Jan 6, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is interviewed by NFL Network reporter Stacy Dales (l) after the Seahawks game against the Washington Redskins in the NFC Wild Card playoff game at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Wilson Makes it to Pro Bowl


Russell Wilson has managed to get to the 2013 Pro Bowl in Hawaii this Sunday. The Seattle Seahawk’s rookie quarterback is going to represent the NFC in replace of the Atlanta Falcons’s Matt Ryan. A shoulder sprain in Sunday’s NFC Championship game has sidelined Matt Ryan from the Pro Bowl.

Redskins rookie sensation quarterback, who plays a similar style of football as Russell Wilson was named to the Pro Bowl, but due to an injury he suffered, he is also out and not playing in the Pro Bowl. Griffin suffered a serious knee injury in a Wild Card round loss to the Seahawks and Wilson.

That’s not to say that Wilson doesn’t deserve it, he had an incredible season. He was originally voted as a third alternate for the NFC squad. This season he completed 64.1% of his passes for 3,118 yards, 26 touchdowns and only 1o interceptions. He added another 4 touchdowns on the ground behind, 489 yards rushing on 94 attempts.

Wilson’s biggest game came on arguably his largest stage. He beat RG3 in the first round and gave an incredible comeback performance against the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round that almost had Seattle headed to Candlestick Park for the NFC Championship game against divisional foes San Francisco 49ers. Wilson threw for 385 yards and 2 touchdowns to nearly upset. He also ran in for a score.

They came up short behind a late drive by Matt Ryan, the man he is replacing.

Griffin and Wilson’s numbers are incredibly similar and many think those two, along with Andrew Luck, are the leading candidates for the Rookie of the Year award.

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