Russell Wilson Sets Multiple Seahawks and NFL Records vs. Cardinals

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 3, 2016

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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Quarterback Russell Wilson etched his name into both the NFL's and the Seattle Seahawks' record books Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, he's the first player in league history to throw for 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns while running for another 500 yards.

In addition, he broke Matt Hasselbeck's franchise record for most passing yards in one season, per Danny O'Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle, and claimed the team's passing-TDs record from Dave Krieg after throwing for three in Week 17.

Diehard Seahawks fan Chris Pratt saluted the three-time Pro Bowler on his accomplishments:

Considering everything Wilson achieved in his first three seasons, nobody argued he wasn't a good quarterback. However, some critics continued to label him as a game manager and credited some of his individual success to Seattle's overall strength on both sides of the ball.

Wilson firmly put both notions to bed in 2015. The Seahawks could've suffered after running back Marshawn Lynch missed games because of an abdominal injury and the defense took a step back after suffering the consequences of the salary cap. Instead, the Seahawks are one of the NFC's best teams, and Wilson is a large reason why.

Seattle may be a wild-card team in this year's playoffs, but a third straight conference championship is well within reach, especially with Wilson playing this well.