Receiver Braylon Edwards played for the Jets when quarterback Mark Sanchez started as a rookie. Edwards now plays for the Seahawks, who will be starting Russell Wilson as a rookie.
So how do they compare?
“I see better things,” Edwards said of Wilson, via Doug Farrar of Yahoo! Sports. “It’s like I said after the Chiefs game — it’s his approach. It’s very veteran-like. He studies film; he breaks it down. He doesn’t approach it like a rookie, and he’s not looking for excuses. He’s very impressive.”
The implication, of course, is that Sanchez didn’t do those things. Or perhaps he didn’t do them as well as Wilson.
Regardless, the compliment for Wilson was a back-handed slap at Sanchez, who capped his rookie year by serving up an 80-yard catch-and-run to Edwards.