I've heard this term several times in the past about various athletes in various sports. Referring to a player's ability to come through and make big plays when in high pressure, end-of-the-game situations. Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Mariano Rivera, Adam Vinatieri, etc. As disgusting as it is, even Ben Roethlisberger has been mentioned as having the 'clutch gene' in that he has led several 4th quarter, come-from-behind TD drives.
Is it too early to say that Wilson has the so-called 'clutch gene'? Obviously, it takes a whole team to lead those drives and make those plays, but a young rookie like Wilson usually falls apart in those situations. Wilson has had us in EVERY game at the end this year. In the two losses, he drove down the field and was making plays, if not for a couple of sort-of drops, we could have beaten Arizona. If not for McCoy slipping, we could have beaten St Louis. Against GB, he made a spectacular throw to the endzone that was CAUGHT by Golden Tate. Against NE, he made a fantastic read and got the ball where it needed to be for Sydney Rice to catch the game-winning TD.
I think Wilson has the clutch gene. Hell, I think this whole TEAM is rife with clutch genetic material. What a special time to be a Seahawks fan!