Should the Seahawks' Russell Wilson be in the MVP conversation?

SEATTLE – Russell Wilson was named player of the week twice last week alone – and he perhaps played even better this week.

Is it time to start mentioning him in the MVP conversation?

Richard Sherman, for one, thinks  yes.

“I mean, this streak of games that he’s having is unbelievable,’ Sherman told the Seattle Times on Sunday. “I think if he continues on this path he’s got to be getting MVP consideration, because that’s the way he’s playing. That’s the level he’s playing at.’’

Wilson’s last three games have been impeccable: He’s completed 66 0f 88 pass attempts for 879 yards and 11 touchdowns over that stretch as the Seahawks fought their way back to playoff relevancy.

Wilson, of course, would have to have an utterly outstanding final four games to find himself in the MVP race. Tom Brady is having another extraordinary year, as are Caron Palmer and Cam Newton.

His numbers for the year: 241 of 352 passing for 2,997 yards and 21 TDs through 12 games.  Statistically his best year was probably 2013, when he threw for 3,357 yards and 26 touchdowns.