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RENTON, Wash. — Right after the ball left Russell Wilson‘s hand on his game-winning touchdown pass last week, a heave to DK Metcalf that sailed 42 yards in the air, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback went into a backpedal.
He was merely retreating from an oncoming pass-rusher. But given how masterful Wilson has been on deep throws — during his career and especially this record-setting start to the season — you could have confused him for an NBA sharpshooter uncorking a deep 3-pointer and starting his celebration well before the ball swishes through the net.
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Wilson used that exact analogy a week before.
“I think 3-point shooters would probably say when it comes off their hand, guys like Steph Curry, they just know it’s going in and that’s how he starts going back the other way,” Wilson said. “He just kinda knows. I think that for me, when I throw the ball and you know you let one go that you feel like it’s going to be on the money, you just kinda know. There’s this