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How Many Championship Rings Does Russell Wilson Have?

Written by: Richard Janvrin
Published August 22, 2023
8 min read

Coming out of Wisconsin in the 2012 NFL Draft, former Seattle Seahawks, and current Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson was considered heavily under-sized, which played a role in him famously dropping to the No. 75 overall pick in the third round, getting drafted after Bryan Anger, a punter, by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He’d go to win one Super Bowl ring with the Seahawks. 

In the lens of 2023, Wilson is coming off of a tough inaugural season with the Broncos. Still, he’s had a phenomenal career to this point. 

When Wilson was drafted, the Seahawks paid former Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn a massive contract. However, Wilson performed so well in the preseason that he was given the starting job. 

Here, we’ll reflect on Wilson’s storied career, highlighting his Super Bowl accomplishments.

Russell Wilson NFL Championship Rings

2013-2014: Seattle Seahawks

If you didn’t watch the NFL during this period, it’s hard to fully describe the defense’s dominance with the “Legion of Boom.” This defense was headlined by cornerback Richard Sherman in his prime and many other talented players like linebacker Bobby Wagner.

That said, Wilson was excellent in his second season. He threw for 26 touchdowns and ran for another. 

During that postseason run, the Seahawks beat the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers before taking on the most dominant offense in NFL history, the 2013 Denver Broncos. 

Peyton Manning, the quarterback for the Broncos then, was incredibly dominant that season, throwing for 55 touchdowns.

So, this game was viewed as the best defense against the best offense.

Spoiler: The defense won with ease.

The Seahawks won this game 43-8, and Wilson threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns. The game started with a Broncos safety, giving the Seahawks a 2-0 lead, and they never looked back. 

This was one of the most lopsided Super Bowls in NFL history. 

Comparing Wilson’s Rings to the Winningest Players in NFL History

With just one Super Bowl win, Wilson is far from the top of the pack in terms of Super Bowl rings. Still, having one ring is an accomplishment, especially since it is his second season starting in the NFL.

Nonetheless, here’s how he compares to the winningest Super Bowl players in NFL history. 

PlayerNo. of RingsYears WonTeams Won With

Tom Brady

7

2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021

New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Charles Haley

5

1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996

San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys

Ted Hendricks

4

1971, 1977, 1981, 1984

Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Raiders

Marv Fleming

4

1967, 1968, 1973, 1974

Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins

Matt Millen

4

1981, 1984, 1990, 1991

Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins

Bill Romanowski

4

1989, 1990, 1998, 1999

San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos

Adam Vinatieri

4

2002, 2004, 2005, 2007

New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts

Joe Montana

4

1982, 1985, 1989, 1990

San Francisco 49ers

Keena Turner

4

1982, 1985, 1989, 1990

San Francisco 49ers

Eric Wright

4

1982, 1985, 1989, 1990

San Francisco 49ers

NFL Conference Championship Appearances Compared to NFL Legends

In addition to Wilson’s Super Bowl victory, he’s appeared in two NFC Conference Championship games. Wilson is 2-0 in those games, beating the Green Bay Packers and 49ers. He’s thrown for over 400 yards and two touchdowns in these games. 

Now that you know he’s won both, you know that he’s 1-1 in Super Bowl appearances, losing the other to the New England Patriots. 

With two Conference Championship appearances, let’s see how he compares to some NFL legends. 

PlayerFinals AppearancesWinning PercentageYears Appeared in FinalsTeams Appeared With

Tom Brady

14

.714

2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021

New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Steve Young

7

.429

1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998

San Francisco 49ers

Joe Montana

7

.571

1982, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994

San Francisco 49ers

Roger Staubach

7

.714

1971, 1972 (2 appearances same year), 1973, 1976, 1978, 1979

Dallas Cowboys

John Elway

6

.833

1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1998, 1999

Denver Broncos

Terry Bradshaw

6

.667

1972, 1974, 1976 (2 appearances same year), 1979, 1980

Pittsburgh Steelers

Aaron Rodgers

5

.200

2008, 2011, 2015, 5017, 2020, 2021

Green Bay Packers

Patrick Mahomes

5

.600

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Kansas City Chiefs

Ben Roethlisberger

5

.600

2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2017

Pittsburgh Steelers

Donovan McNabb

5

.200

2002, 20223, 2004, 2005, 2009

Philadelphia Eagles

Brett Favre

5

.400

1996, 1997, 1998, 2008, 2010

Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

Wilson is still an active player with the Broncos. As you can see from the list above, he trails other active players, Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers, who have five appearances. 

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After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard Janvrin has been covering iGaming and sports betting since December 2018. Richard has covered betting at Bleacher Report, Gambling.com, The Game Day, Forbes, and more.

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