Russell Wilson’s resurgence continued after the Denver Broncos quarterback led another fourth-quarter comeback on Sunday.
In a 21–20 win over the Minnesota Vikings, Wilson threw a 15-yard pass to wide receiver Courtland Sutton to give the Broncos the lead with 63 seconds left. It was his 31st fourth-quarter comeback, according to The Athletic, tying Hall of Famer and former Broncos star John Elway for ninth since 1950.
“He might be the best two-minute quarterback in NFL history,” Broncos right tackle Mike McGlinchey said after the game. By Parker Gabriel of the Denver Post. “When the game is at stake, he is at his best and at his calmest. He can clearly see when [stuff’s] hitting a fan…he played great.”
This season, the 12-year veteran leads the league in fourth-quarter comebacks (four). The former Pro Bowler, who thrives in difficult situations, shows he is reclaiming his position as a franchise QB. Additionally, he performed well throughout the season, completing 69 percent of his passes for 2,065 yards, 19 TDs, four interceptions and an above-average passer rating of 104.3.
“Wilson faced a lot of criticism. They have been much calmer in the last few games.” he wrote Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports.
After four straight wins, Denver (5-5) is back in the playoff hunt. If he wins the next two games, The New York Times Simulator notes The team’s off-season chances increase from 21 percent. up to 34 percent Wilson believes the team can make an incredible run.
“I think, first of all, we haven’t done anything yet,” he added he said NBC Sports after the victory. “We have much more to do. But we are heading in the right direction and that is the most exciting part.”