Russell Wilson breaks rookie postseason passing record

Many have argued that Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is the clear choice for NFL Rookie of the Year, and here's yet another example why he should be.

Wilson broke a 75-year-old record on Sunday, surpassing Redksins QB Sammy Baugh (335 yards) for he most passing yards by a rookie with 385.

A lot of people weren't rooting for the Seahawks, but it's hard not to root for this kid.

Put aside fellow rookies Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck, they were very much expected to be good, but no one even paid attention to Wilson until he beat out Matt Flynn and Tavaris Jackson for the starting job in Seattle.

What he did in regular season is nothing short of amazing for a guy that was selected in the 3rd round (75th overall).

Wilson finished 2012 ranked 4th in the NFL with a passer rating of 100.0, beating the previous rookie record set by Ben Roethlisberger in 2004 (98.1). He earned NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month honors for December 2012 after the Seahawks went 5-0 and Wilson achieved a passer rating of 115.2. In the week 17 game against the Rams on December 30, 2012, Wilson tied the all-time record for touchdown passes thrown by a rookie quarterback (26) set in 1998 by Peyton Manning

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