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Russell Wilson on ankle: A little sore, I’ll be alright

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson laces his shoe after getting his ankle taped following a play during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) AP

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson got up limping after getting sacked by Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Sunday and had his ankle taped on the sideline while rookie Trevone Boykin took a few snaps on the sideline.

Wilson never missed a snap and was well enough to lead a game-winning drive that ended with a touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin in the final minute of the game. Bob Holtzmann of ESPN reports that Wilson had an x-ray on the ankle after the game, but Wilson didn’t seem concerned about any lingering issues when he spoke to the media after the game.

“It feels a little sore but I’ll be alright,” Wilson said, via Curtis Crabtree of PFT.

Wilson was 27-of-43 for 258 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the 12-10 victory. He was also sacked three times, but avoided trouble to gain four yards on a scramble in the midst of completing his final five passes on the game-winning drive. The Seahawks will be in Los Angeles to face the Rams next Sunday.

 

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  1. itbacw says: Sep 11, 2016 8:47 PM

    Russell Wilson led his 19th game winning drive on one leg. Best QB on the planet.

  2. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Sep 11, 2016 8:48 PM

    The ankle was tweaked when Suh stepped on it deliberately.

  3. jmethane says: Sep 11, 2016 8:51 PM

    Tough as nails that one. Mentally and physically.

  4. blue18hutthutt says: Sep 11, 2016 8:53 PM

    Maybe he can drink some of his magic healing water

  5. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Sep 11, 2016 8:53 PM

    Wilson has a good supporting cast, Luck not so much. That’s why Wilson has had success and Luck hasn’t.

  6. billybone says: Sep 11, 2016 9:04 PM

    It’s fun as a fan of Seattle and Wilson, because when the game is on the line, Wilson is clutch….as well as Dougie.

  7. hawktawker says: Sep 11, 2016 9:07 PM

    Come on Osiris, no way that was deliberate. Let’s not be whiners fellow 12’s. Go Hawks!

  8. celticsforever says: Sep 11, 2016 9:08 PM

    He’s battling it out with Luck for the most overrated in the league.

  9. hibcid16 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:19 PM

    There have beeen many teams that where really good except at the QB spot and so faltered in crunch time. This is a QB driven league, period. While there is no denying that DangeRuss started with a great team around him, there is also no denying that he is a winner and is a major reason the Seahawks are preseason SB pick.

  10. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 11, 2016 9:19 PM

    Best QB in HISTORY of NFL through first four seasons.

    Not even close.

    Check the stats.

  11. atwatercrushesokoye says: Sep 11, 2016 9:34 PM

    realitycheckbaby says:
    Sep 11, 2016 9:19 PM
    Best QB in HISTORY of NFL through first four seasons.

    Not even close.

    Check the stats.

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    First 4 years:

    Wilson: 13,974 passing yards. 106 touchdowns

    Dan Marino: 16,177 passing yds, 142 TDs

    Peyton Manning: 16,418 yds 111 TDs

    You’re right his passing stats aren’t even close.

    This is why it’s hard to take 2012’s seriously, Wilson is a very good QB probably in the top 5-10 range in the league. But he’s not the best QB in the NFL right now, and he’s most certainly not the best in the history of the NFL (through 4 seasons).

  12. thepackerpoet says: Sep 11, 2016 9:37 PM

    Poor little Russell. Probably because your O Line isn’t good. And the WRs aren’t all that impressive either.

    Good thing that doesn’t happen to the good guys.

  13. jrossizzle says: Sep 11, 2016 9:39 PM

    Same thing said by those who started him this week

  14. ariani1985 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:49 PM

    Packerpoet>wilson?

  15. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 11, 2016 9:49 PM

    atwatercrushesokoye says:
    Sep 11, 2016 9:34 PM

    realitycheckbaby says:
    Sep 11, 2016 9:19 PM
    Best QB in HISTORY of NFL through first four seasons.

    Not even close.

    Check the stats.

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    First 4 years:

    Wilson: 13,974 passing yards. 106 touchdowns

    Dan Marino: 16,177 passing yds, 142 TDs

    Peyton Manning: 16,418 yds 111 TDs

    You’re right his passing stats aren’t even close.

    This is why it’s hard to take 2012’s seriously, Wilson is a very good QB probably in the top 5-10 range in the league. But he’s not the best QB in the NFL right now, and he’s most certainly not the best in the history of the NFL (through 4 seasons).

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    LOL

    Marino rating through four years 93.9

    Manning rating through four years 88.3

    Wilson rating through four years 101.6

    Marino rushing yds through four years 11

    Manning rushing yards through four years 408

    Wilson rushing yards through four years 2430

    Marino Superbowls through four yrs 0-1

    Manning Superbowls through four years 0-0

    Wilson Superbowls through four yrs 1-1

    School is out son.

    Best EVER through four years

  16. thejimmyshoes says: Sep 11, 2016 9:57 PM

    Did God tell him to play down to his opponents today? If the Seahawks are as good as the “experts” think they are (news flash: they aren’t), probably should have one by two TDs at least.

  17. jmethane says: Sep 11, 2016 10:00 PM

    Who’s the fantasy football guy that thinks total yards is a good indicator of talent?

  18. atwatercrushesokoye says: Sep 11, 2016 10:02 PM

    realitycheckbaby says:
    Sep 11, 2016 9:49 PM
    atwatercrushesokoye says:
    Sep 11, 2016 9:34 PM

    realitycheckbaby says:
    Sep 11, 2016 9:19 PM
    Best QB in HISTORY of NFL through first four seasons.

    Not even close.

    Check the stats.

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    First 4 years:

    Wilson: 13,974 passing yards. 106 touchdowns

    Dan Marino: 16,177 passing yds, 142 TDs

    Peyton Manning: 16,418 yds 111 TDs

    You’re right his passing stats aren’t even close.

    This is why it’s hard to take 2012’s seriously, Wilson is a very good QB probably in the top 5-10 range in the league. But he’s not the best QB in the NFL right now, and he’s most certainly not the best in the history of the NFL (through 4 seasons).

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    LOL

    Marino rating through four years 93.9

    Manning rating through four years 88.3

    Wilson rating through four years 101.6

    Marino rushing yds through four years 11

    Manning rushing yards through four years 408

    Wilson rushing yards through four years 2430

    Marino Superbowls through four yrs 0-1

    Manning Superbowls through four years 0-0

    Wilson Superbowls through four yrs 1-1

    School is out son.

    Best EVER through four years

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    You’re using passer rating? Seriously? Again, hard to take 2012’s seriously. I’m sure you’ve been a “life long” fan of the Seahacks since they were brought into existence in 2012….

    Michael Vick had 2,223 rushing yards in his first 4 seasons (only 43 starts) does that make him a great QB?

    You should also mention that Wilson is 1-1 in Super Bowls because he threw a horrible pass without looking and cost them the second Super Bowl, which they should have won.

  19. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 11, 2016 10:03 PM

    Lets go further.

    Marino completion % through four yrs 60.7%

    Manning completion % through four yrs 61%

    Wilson completion % through four yrs 64.6

    Marino yds per through first four yrs 7.85

    Manning yds per through first four yrs 7.4

    Wilson yds per through first four yrs 8.03

    Graduate course.

  20. bartpkelly says: Sep 11, 2016 10:03 PM

    Yes, and the Patriots aren’t great because they only average 1pt more than their opponents in their super bowls under Brady.

  21. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 11, 2016 10:04 PM

    should have one by two TDs at least.

    LOL

    one

  22. profootball13 says: Sep 11, 2016 10:07 PM

    atwater…You just got OWNED………..

  23. NFLisnotreality says: Sep 11, 2016 10:08 PM

    bartpkelly says:
    Sep 11, 2016 10:03 PM
    Yes, and the Patriots aren’t great because they only average 1pt more than their opponents in their super bowls under Brady.
    _____________
    Patsies aren’t great ’cause they cheat. Suck on that for a while.

  24. atwatercrushesokoye says: Sep 11, 2016 10:18 PM

    profootball13 says:
    Sep 11, 2016 10:07 PM
    atwater…You just got OWNED………..

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    Not at all. The only stat he produced that is one that is impressive is the yards per attempt. Passing games were much much less efficient back in the 80’s and 90’s Hall of Fame QBs in those periods have much lower QB ratings and completion percentages than even middle of the road QBs now.

    As an example Kirk Cousins had a 69.8% completion percentage last year, would you argue he’s one of the best of all-time? His QB rating was also 101.6, so clearly Kirk Cousins is one of the best of all-time…

    Wilson is a very good QB on a team that was excellent during his first 4 years. They weren’t excellent because of him, they were excellent and he was on the team. Asked to deliver the same performance (limiting mistakes and not carrying the team) many QBs would deliver at the same, if not a higher level.

  25. docgordo says: Sep 11, 2016 10:19 PM

    Atwater: “You should also mention that Wilson is 1-1 in Super Bowls because he threw a horrible pass without looking and cost them the second Super Bowl, which they should have won.”

    He wasn’t looking? Did you even watch the game? At least give Butler a little credit for making a great play. We need much more of your expert analysis.

  26. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 11, 2016 10:20 PM

    I’ll try one more time for ignorant.

    Marino int through first four yrs 67 (five fewer games than Manning or Wilson)

    Manning int through first four yrs 81

    Wilson int through first four yrs 34

    Wilson, first QB EVER with QB rating over 95 in each of first four years.

    Through three…

    Wilson is the first and only QB in the Super Bowl era to have average yards per attempt of 7.6 or better in each of his first three seasons.

    Wilson has 24 games with a passer rating of 100+ in his first three seasons…more than any other QB in NFL history. Flacco, Marino, and Palmer are tied for second with 19.

    – Wilson leads all QB’s in the NFL over the last 3 years with 10- 4th quarter comebacks and 15- game-winning drives. No other QB in NFL history has ever done this in their first 3 years.

    – He is one of only five players with at least 20 touchdown passes in each of first three seasons.

    – Wilson is the first and only QB in the Super Bowl era to have average yards per attempt of 7.6 or better in each of his first three seasons.

    – Wilson’s career yards per passing attempt of 7.9 is fourth-best of all QB’s since 1951.

    – Wilson is ranked #1 in career postseason yards per attempt. His career average of 9.01 (min. 200 pass attempts) is the highest in NFL history.

    – Wilson is the only QB in NFL history to appear in two SB’s in his first three seasons.

    – Wilson holds the record for most passing yards in a playoff game by a rookie QB with 385 yards. The old record was set in 1937 by Sammy Baugh with 335 yards…that record stood for 75 years.

    – Wilson is ranked at #2 in all-time career passer rating (min. 1200 attempts) with a 98.6. Only Aaron Rodgers has a higher career passer rating.

    – Wilson’s passer rating of 98.6 for a player’s first 3 years is the best in NFL history.

    – Including postseason, Wilson’s passer rating of 98.5 for a player’s first three years is the best in NFL history.

    – Wilson’s postseason passer rating of 97.8 in his first three years is the best in NFL history.

    – Wilson’s career postseason passer rating of 97.8 (min. 200 attempts) is the 5th best in NFL history.

    – Wilson’s TD% of 5.8% in his first three years is the 2nd highest in NFL history; only Dan Marino is higher with 6.9%.

    – Wilson’s INT% of 2.1% in his first three years is the lowest of any QB in NFL history.

    – Wilson is ranked #2 all-time with a career TD to INT ratio of 2.77 (min. 1200 attempts) behind only Rodgers.

    – Wilson is ranked #3 all-time with a career INT rate of only 2.1%, behind only Rodgers and Brady.

    – Wilson is the first and only QB in NFL history to throw for 300+ yards and run for 100+ yards (313 & 106) in the same game…against the Rams on 10-19-14.

    – Only one QB in NFL history had more than one season with more than 20 TD passes and 10 or fewer interceptions in his first three seasons: Wilson, who has had three such seasons.

    – His 72 touchdowns are the seventh-most ever through a player’s first three seasons.

    – Including the postseason, Wilson has 84 passing TD’s in his first three seasons, 4th-most in NFL history.

    – Including the postseason, Wilson has 97 passing and rushing TD’s in his first three seasons, 3rd-most in NFL history.

    – Wilson is ranked #12 all-time for most passing yards by a QB in his first three years with 9950 yards.

    – Including the postseason, Wilson is ranked #5 all-time for passing yards by a QB in his first three years with 11770 yards.

    – Wilson is ranked #5 all-time for most total yards (passing + rushing) by a QB in his first three years with 11827 yards.

    – Including the postseason, Wilson is ranked #2 all-time for most total yards (passing and rushing) by a QB in his first three years with 13902 yards.

    – Wilson has the 2nd highest career yards per attempt in SB history with 9.85 yards, behind only Terry Bradshaw.

    – Wilson has the 3rd highest career passer rating in SB history with a 117.39, behind only Joe Montana and Jim Plunkett.

    – Wilson has the 6th highest career completion % in SB history with 65.22%.

    – Wilson has the 4th highest yards per attempt in a SB game with 11.76 yards in SB49.

    – Wilson’s 1,877 rushing yards is second-most by a QB in the modern era through three seasons behind Cam Newton’s 2,032 yards.

    – Including the postseason, Wilson has the most rushing yards for a QB in NFL history in his first three seasons with 2132 yards.

    – Wilson led all NFL rushers in 2014 with an average of 7.2 yards per carry.

    – Wilson has a record of having had a lead at some point in 56 straight games since 2012…the old record was 45 games…Also, in those 56 games, Wilson has never lost an NFL game by more than 9 points.

    – Wilson has won 36 games in his first 3 seasons; three more than any other QB in NFL history.

    – Including the postseason, Wilson has won 42 games in his first three seasons; 6 more than any other QB in NFL history.

  27. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 11, 2016 10:23 PM

    Embarrassed yet because last season, year four was Wilson’s best.

  28. shamalamadingblog says: Sep 11, 2016 10:25 PM

    blue18hutthutt says:
    Sep 11, 2016 8:53 PM
    Maybe he can drink some of his magic healing water


    He’s sleeping with Ciara; that’ll heal him quick. Go get her, Russell!

  29. jjackwagon says: Sep 11, 2016 10:27 PM

    Rusty will get beat up this year behind that o-line and will not last the season.
    The fact that they needed a game winning drive to beat the lowly Dolphins indicates they will have trouble making the playoffs.

  30. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 11, 2016 10:30 PM

    atwater, you ok?

    Where did you go?

    Worried

  31. commitment2excrement says: Sep 11, 2016 10:38 PM

    shamalamadingblog says:
    Sep 11, 2016 10:25 PM
    blue18hutthutt says:
    Sep 11, 2016 8:53 PM
    Maybe he can drink some of his magic healing water


    He’s sleeping with Ciara; that’ll heal him quick. Go get her, Russell!
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    How is he going to push the stroller for Ciara’s child from a previous marriage to the artist Future? On that note, do you think he gets upset when his teammates bump Future’s new single in practice?

  32. profootball13 says: Sep 11, 2016 10:43 PM

    atwater, like I said, OWNED……..smh…..

  33. atwatercrushesokoye says: Sep 11, 2016 10:43 PM

    realitycheckbaby says:
    Sep 11, 2016 10:20 PM
    I’ll try one more time for ignorant.

    Marino int through first four yrs 67 (five fewer games than Manning or Wilson)

    Manning int through first four yrs 81

    Wilson int through first four yrs 34

    Wilson, first QB EVER with QB rating over 95 in each of first four years.

    Through three…

    Wilson is the first and only QB in the Super Bowl era to have average yards per attempt of 7.6 or better in each of his first three seasons.

    Wilson has 24 games with a passer rating of 100+ in his first three seasons…more than any other QB in NFL history. Flacco, Marino, and Palmer are tied for second with 19.

    – Wilson leads all QB’s in the NFL over the last 3 years with 10- 4th quarter comebacks and 15- game-winning drives. No other QB in NFL history has ever done this in their first 3 years.

    – He is one of only five players with at least 20 touchdown passes in each of first three seasons.

    – Wilson is the first and only QB in the Super Bowl era to have average yards per attempt of 7.6 or better in each of his first three seasons.

    – Wilson’s career yards per passing attempt of 7.9 is fourth-best of all QB’s since 1951.

    – Wilson is ranked #1 in career postseason yards per attempt. His career average of 9.01 (min. 200 pass attempts) is the highest in NFL history.

    – Wilson is the only QB in NFL history to appear in two SB’s in his first three seasons.

    – Wilson holds the record for most passing yards in a playoff game by a rookie QB with 385 yards. The old record was set in 1937 by Sammy Baugh with 335 yards…that record stood for 75 years.

    – Wilson is ranked at #2 in all-time career passer rating (min. 1200 attempts) with a 98.6. Only Aaron Rodgers has a higher career passer rating.

    – Wilson’s passer rating of 98.6 for a player’s first 3 years is the best in NFL history.

    – Including postseason, Wilson’s passer rating of 98.5 for a player’s first three years is the best in NFL history.

    – Wilson’s postseason passer rating of 97.8 in his first three years is the best in NFL history.

    – Wilson’s career postseason passer rating of 97.8 (min. 200 attempts) is the 5th best in NFL history.

    – Wilson’s TD% of 5.8% in his first three years is the 2nd highest in NFL history; only Dan Marino is higher with 6.9%.

    – Wilson’s INT% of 2.1% in his first three years is the lowest of any QB in NFL history.

    – Wilson is ranked #2 all-time with a career TD to INT ratio of 2.77 (min. 1200 attempts) behind only Rodgers.

    – Wilson is ranked #3 all-time with a career INT rate of only 2.1%, behind only Rodgers and Brady.

    – Wilson is the first and only QB in NFL history to throw for 300+ yards and run for 100+ yards (313 & 106) in the same game…against the Rams on 10-19-14.

    – Only one QB in NFL history had more than one season with more than 20 TD passes and 10 or fewer interceptions in his first three seasons: Wilson, who has had three such seasons.

    – His 72 touchdowns are the seventh-most ever through a player’s first three seasons.

    – Including the postseason, Wilson has 84 passing TD’s in his first three seasons, 4th-most in NFL history.

    – Including the postseason, Wilson has 97 passing and rushing TD’s in his first three seasons, 3rd-most in NFL history.

    – Wilson is ranked #12 all-time for most passing yards by a QB in his first three years with 9950 yards.

    – Including the postseason, Wilson is ranked #5 all-time for passing yards by a QB in his first three years with 11770 yards.

    – Wilson is ranked #5 all-time for most total yards (passing + rushing) by a QB in his first three years with 11827 yards.

    – Including the postseason, Wilson is ranked #2 all-time for most total yards (passing and rushing) by a QB in his first three years with 13902 yards.

    – Wilson has the 2nd highest career yards per attempt in SB history with 9.85 yards, behind only Terry Bradshaw.

    – Wilson has the 3rd highest career passer rating in SB history with a 117.39, behind only Joe Montana and Jim Plunkett.

    – Wilson has the 6th highest career completion % in SB history with 65.22%.

    – Wilson has the 4th highest yards per attempt in a SB game with 11.76 yards in SB49.

    – Wilson’s 1,877 rushing yards is second-most by a QB in the modern era through three seasons behind Cam Newton’s 2,032 yards.

    – Including the postseason, Wilson has the most rushing yards for a QB in NFL history in his first three seasons with 2132 yards.

    – Wilson led all NFL rushers in 2014 with an average of 7.2 yards per carry.

    – Wilson has a record of having had a lead at some point in 56 straight games since 2012…the old record was 45 games…Also, in those 56 games, Wilson has never lost an NFL game by more than 9 points.

    – Wilson has won 36 games in his first 3 seasons; three more than any other QB in NFL history.

    – Including the postseason, Wilson has won 42 games in his first three seasons; 6 more than any other QB in NFL history.

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    How many of those games where he put up a 100+ QB Rating did he put up in the neighbourhood of 200 yards? Less than 250 yards? That’s why he’s not the best of all-time, during any stretch.

    He’s a good QB, a very QB who is getting better, but the fact that he’s a QB who has been carried at many times by a dominant running game and dominant D is why he’s not one of the best of all-time, even if you limit it to “the first 4 seasons.”

    6 of the last 7 games from last year were impressive, no doubt. But that’s not what he’s been during his career, instead he’s the guy who put up less than 235 yards in 12 of his 16 games in 2013. 10 of his 16 games in 2014 (although he had 2 other games of 236 and 239 yards). And 6 of his 16 games last year.

  34. whiteybulgersson says: Sep 11, 2016 10:44 PM

    18 fourth quarter wins. Yet all the trolls will talk about is how he lost the super bowl due to poor luck.

  35. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Sep 11, 2016 10:44 PM

    Why is little Russell credited for team wins and accomplishments? He has been stinking up the joint every year in the playoffs since 2013. His defense bailed him out. What other QB throws 4 INTs in a playoff game and still win it?

  36. theinfinitetruthspeaker says: Sep 11, 2016 10:53 PM

    Suh steps on another QB and not it’s “not deliberate”. Get over yourself, he knew what he was doing.

    And just a reminder after 9/11/2001 Shell, Cheveron, BP, and Exxon were in the middle east stealing Iraqi oil and as a military soldier I was forced to protect their oil rigs. Remember there is a difference between America and the Federal Government.

  37. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 11, 2016 10:55 PM

    Crickets

    As I said, GOAT through first four.

  38. jackedupboonie says: Sep 11, 2016 11:01 PM

    Well wow…..that was interesting. Russ could barely plant, yet found a way. Sheesh, talk about starting slow. Now go beat the Rams!

  39. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 11, 2016 11:02 PM

    Love the responses…

    “Yeah, but, not what I call good!”

    Bring the stats son.

  40. seatownballers says: Sep 11, 2016 11:15 PM

    We will take a win. Regardless of how close. Ifedi is needed. In lineup

  41. ninnerfansince2012 says: Sep 11, 2016 11:39 PM

    Atwarter…stop. You’re embarrassing yourself.

  42. thebirdofprey says: Sep 12, 2016 12:21 AM

    Atwarter tried to bring up cherry picked stats and got smacked by the full picture of stats.

    That was funny to read.

  43. m8gaman says: Sep 12, 2016 1:19 AM

    realitycheckbaby says:
    Sep 11, 2016 9:19 PM
    Best QB in HISTORY of NFL through first four seasons.

    Not even close.

    Check the stats.
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    I checked the stats, Brady had 3 rings and more wins than Russel in an era where defenses could actually play defense

    Not even close.

    TB12 is the GOAT

  44. teal379 says: Sep 12, 2016 3:11 AM

    Never cared what a QB did for “comebacks” – usually means you sucked for 3 quarters and finally got things going.

  45. seabrawk12 says: Sep 12, 2016 7:55 AM

    You hateful souls are pathetic.

  46. minson15 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:25 AM

    I seriously laugh at the fact that people still try to hate on Wilson and its just jealousy. “Wilson benefits from having a great Defense and a great running game”. Lots of young QBs have great Defenses and Running backs but that doesn’t make them have great careers. The QB still has to throw and read defenses to make the throws. Wilson may not be throwing for 350+ yards a game like Rodgers/Brees/Brady/Manning did when they were/are in their prime (not saying Brees or Brady aren’t still play well), but the opportunities that Wilson gets to make plays he makes the most out of them. Even when he’s having the worst game of his life (see NFCCG 2014) he still finds a way to motivate and inspire his team to keep believing and win the game.

  47. kjdoyle58 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:19 PM

    I’m with Atwater…Wilson wouldn’t crack my top 10

  48. jag1959 says: Sep 12, 2016 6:01 PM

    Russell Wilson is one of the most exciting young players in the game today and easily the best young guy at his position but comparing stats from any QB whose career started before the league got Polianed and the patty cake era began in ’06 to one whose career started in the lats 10 years is a fool’s errand. I am a Giants guy and I believe Wilson is unequivocally the best of his ‘generation’ but let’s slow the roll on the GOAT talk. My football memory goes back to the ’60’s. As much as I hold the Shula Dolphins in contempt I would have to say Dan Marino was the best pure passer I ever saw, just ahead of Brees. Montana was probably the most complete QB I ever watched and either he or Brady, the best QB of the salary cap era, is the best of the SB era . But there is no doubt that in a stat based comparison all of them would struggle in comparison with a QB as skilled as Wilson who is playing in an era when defenses are handcuffed. I feel fortunate to have been able to watch them all and would not be surprised if Wilson stays healthy that he could someday breathe some rarefied air. But when his career ends it will be every bit as impossible to compare him to Brady or Montana as it is to compare them to each other, or Otto Graham for that matter.

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