Throws don't get much more accurate than the one Wilson delivered Thursday in the corner of the end zone to Tyler Lockett, who deftly got both feet in bounds for a 13-yard touchdown. The catch gave the Seahawks a 7-6 first-quarter lead over the Los Angeles Rams.
Wilson's throw had a completion probability of 6.3%, the lowest on any passing touchdown across the NFL in the past three seasons, per NFL Next Gen Stats research. Lockett had 0.90 yards of separation when he caught it.
Later in the second quarter Wilson completed another incredible throw to Lockett. With 11 minutes left, Wilson took 8.74 seconds to throw and scrambled 34.9 yards on a 17-yard completion to Lockett. It was the second-longest time to throw and second-most yards scrambled on a completion by any QB this season.
Wilson entered Thursday night's game with an 8-0 touchdown-interception ratio, a 72.9% completion rate, an 8.58 yards-per-attempt average and a 118.7 passer rating -- all career highs through four games. Wilson leads the NFL with 11 TD passes into tight windows since the start of last season according to NFL Next Gen Stats research.
"I don't think he's ever been more accurate than he's been and more consistent and in command of everything, so think he's off to a great start," Carroll said this week. "I don't care how big the numbers are. I'm not talking about how many yards or whatever. Just his play has just been really, really sharp."