Russell Wilson turns a disastrous snap into a miracle play
A wise man once said that an act of God is to make the possible out of the impossible.
That man must have met Russell Wilson. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback came up with a doozy during Sunday’s NFC Wild Card game against the Minnesota Vikings. With his team down by nine points in the fourth quarter, an errant snap got past Wilson and started skipping in the ground toward midfield.
Did Wilson quit on the play and just fall on the ball? No way. Wilson did what he’s done many times since arriving in the NFL in 2012. He made chicken soup out of chicken droppings.
Only Russell Wilson could take a botched snap and sure-fire 20-yard loss.. And turn it into a 35-yard pass. WOW. https://t.co/Xqlty0CGqp
— NFL (@NFL) January 10, 2016
Lockett’s catch-and-run got the Seahawks a first-and-goal and two plays later, Wilson hit Doug Baldwin for the touchdown.
And Twitter went absolutely bonkers:
That was Jim Kelly-esque stuff there by Russell Wilson.
— Andy Nesbitt (@anezbitt) January 10, 2016
The Frozen Scramble.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) January 10, 2016
— earl bennett (@Agent_Orange80) January 10, 2016
Russell Wilson in a nutshell.
— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) January 10, 2016
Can’t blame people for freaking out.