Before Wilson and team NFC take the field on Sunday, he battled against the AFC, including likely NFL MVP Lamar Jackson, in the 2020 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown.
Here's a look at how Wilson performed in Thursday's events:
Wilson led the NFC team in the Precision Passing event with 19 points in 60 seconds, helping his team beat the AFC 43-17. Kirk Cousins also notched 18 points, while Lamar Jackson had just two points.
Wilson also received high marks in a new game this year called "Thread the Needle." Four quarterbacks throw passes through targets, but you lose three points if a defensive back intercepts you. Wilson was picked once, but finished on top with 16 points. In the end, Wilson and Cousins (28 points) bested Jackson and Watson, who finished with 21 points.
The AFC dominated in the Gridiron Gauntlet, Best Hands, and Dodgeball events to take home the trophy, but Wilson's outstanding performance did not go unnoticed by Twitter.
Precision Passing:— Sports ON Tap Seattle (@SONTSeattle) January 24, 2020
Russell Wilson: 19
Lamar Jackson: 1
.... MVP.... ?! 🤔 🤣 pic.twitter.com/KlxWAyUF2C
Pro Bowl Skills Competition precision passing drills scores:— James Brady (@JamesBradySBN) January 24, 2020
Lamar Jackson - 2 points
Kirk Cousins - 18 points
Landry - 6 points
Davante Adams - 6 points
Russell WIlson - 19 points
Deshaun Watson - 9 points
NFC beats AFC, 43-17
Russell Wilson's passing accuracy is orders of magnitude better than that of the rest of these chumps. I don't care if it's just the Pro Bowl— Sam HawkBadger (@hwkbgr) January 24, 2020
The 2020 Pro Bowl kicks off this Sunday at 12:00 p.m. PT at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
Russell Wilson bests Lamar Jackson in Pro Bowl Skills Showdown originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest