Having never received an MVP vote, it's easy to see why Patriots coach Bill Belichick believes Wilson has been underrated by some. But now in his ninth season, the star quarterback doesn't simply want to be viewed as the best player in the present and has his sights on loftier goals.
Just like the smoke still lingering over Seattle, the status of Sunday's prime time game between the Seahawks and Patriots remains foggy at the moment. But assuming it is played as scheduled, it will be a surreal moment without the 12s in the stands.
In the past, coach Pete Carroll has been scrutinized for being too conservative on fourth down situations and taking the ball out of Russell Wilson's hands. But on Sunday, he and his staff showed they were willing to adapt philosophically and the aggressiveness paid off in a 13-point Week 1 win.
Despite a strong offensive showing in Atlanta, one of Seattle's newest acquisitions believes their offense still has plenty of room to grow and will need to do a better job of taking pressure off Russell Wilson throughout the regular season.
Throughout his 10-plus seasons roaming the sideline in Seattle, Carroll's defenses have been known for speed and physicality. Though it was just one game, it was already apparent in Atlanta that the Seahawks have returned to their fast, hard-hitting ways after a disappointing 2019 season.
The forecast for this weekend suggests Seattle and New England should be able to suit up. But as this past week showed, such models haven't necessarily been accurate and as fires continue to burn across the west coast, the NFL must have a backup plan ready.
Though he starred in New York, Adams couldn't get out of the shadows that have consumed the Jets' franchise for the past decade. Now shining in the Seahawks secondary, the rare talent has a prime chance to help his new team return to the glory years of 2013 and 2014, making a strong push for a Super Bowl.
Two of the most decorated coaches in the modern NFL, Belichick and Carroll have been on the sidelines for some of the best games of the past decade when the Seahawks and Patriots get together for a rare out of conference battle.
After playing his first three seasons for a struggling Jets franchise, an energized Adams appreciated having offensive support from Wilson and an explosive Seahawks offense that lit up the Falcons for 38 points in Sunday's Week 1 win.