Russell Wilson Wins VIZIO Top Value Performer
Fans across the country have voted Seattle Quarterback Russell Wilson as the 2012 VIZIO Top Value Performer. By measuring his regular season on-field performance against his 2012 earnings, a record-breaking number of fans agreed that Wilson provided his team with the greatest value this past season.
Overshadowed by the highly touted quarterbacks from Stanford and Baylor, Wilson was selected in the third round of last season’s draft. Coming out of nowhere to win the starting quarterback job in training camp, he proved his worth by leading Seattle to the playoffs after a 7-9 season in 2011. Earning a base pay of $390,000 in 2012, Wilson completed 252 passes for 3,118 yards and 26 touchdowns, tying the league record for most passing touchdowns in a season by a rookie quarterback.