This definitely wasn’t on our 2020 bingo card. MVP candidate Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks has thrown all of 12 interceptions since the end of the 2017 NFL season. He’s among the least mistake-prone quarterbacks in modern league history.
Just don’t tell that to veteran New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty. On just his second pass of “Sunday Night Football,” Wilson tossed an interception into the hands of the multi-time Super Bowl winner, who returned it 43 yards for a touchdown.
As you can see, the ball bounced off the hands of new Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen and right into the hands of McCourty. It might have been a bit inaccurate, but it’s hard to blame Wilson.
As for McCourty, this represented his 27th career interception since New England made the two-time Pro Bowler a first-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.