Bill Belichick: I don’t really see anybody better than Russell Wilson

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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has only coached against Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson three times, but he’s spent plenty of time watching him as he prepares for a fourth meeting on Sunday night.

During his Thursday press conference, Belichick made it clear that he likes what he’s seen from the NFC’s offensive player of the week from Week One. Wilson has plenty of other admirers, but Belichick thinks that the consensus opinion of the quarterback may still be selling him short.

“Honestly, I think he’s in a way maybe underrated by the media or the fans, I don’t know. I don’t really see anybody better than this player,” Belichick said, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com.

Wilson has won both of his previous regular season matchups with the Patriots while completing 41-of-64 passes for 641 yards and six touchdowns. The third matchup came in Super Bowl XLIX and it ended with Wilson being picked off by Malcolm Butler on the final play of the game to seal a Patriots win.

All three games were close and a repeat would be a strong contender for the top game of Week Two.

92 responses to “Bill Belichick: I don’t really see anybody better than Russell Wilson

  1. I say this as a life long 49er fan I think Russ Wilson is the best QB in the League and consistently does more with less than any other QB in the league.

  2. He’s a great quarterback. When comparing to LJ and Mahomes, you start to split hairs to a certain extent.

  3. Peyton Manning: 2 Super Bowls, disappointment.
    Rodgers: 1 Super Bowl, disappointment.
    Brees: 1 Super Bowl, for some reason doesn’t seem as much as a disappointment.
    Favre: 1 Super Bowl, for some reason doesn’t seem as much as a disappointment.

    Russ: Seems like he gets a ton of the benefit of the doubt for 1 Super Bowl in 8 seasons.

  4. Bill is correct yet again…. RW is a dynamic game changing QB & he will be an extremely tough opponent to try to contain….. I’m a HUGE Patriots fan & have a ton of faith in Bill & the players, however I just don’t see the Pats beating them in Seattle even without the stands filled with screaming fans….. Now, that being said, I’d probably feel different if this matchup was to take place in week 8 or further due to the Pats offense needing more time to work as a fine tuned machine as opposed to how it is now, especially in the passing game….
    Still, I’m excited for the game & hope they at least keep it respectable….
    GO PATS!!!

  5. touchdowndances says:
    September 17, 2020 at 9:46 am
    He’s a great quarterback. When comparing to LJ and Mahomes, you start to split hairs to a certain extent.

    ——

    Lamar Jackson hasn’t even won a postseason game yet. He comes up small when it counts. But look at the upside, he has a legitimate chance to break Peyton’s record for nine one-and-dones

  6. As a patriots fan, it makes you realize just how good of a gameplan we had for super bowl 49. No pun intended, no jokes about the goal line INT and great call by Browner to tell Malcolm what was coming.

    For all intents and purposes, my patriots had Seattle down in the first half. But Wilson kept coming. Rolling out of the pocket to make the throws he did, just amazing.

    Mahomes has the cannon, but Wilson has the brains and LESS TALENT around him.

  7. SB49 will live in infamy for Seattle. What a nightmare to lose from the 2 yard line.

    BB is right. BB has Mahomes’s number where KC struggles to score, but Wilson is a tough one.

  8. But Bill, didn’t Eli Manning beat the Pats twice in SB’s where Russ lost? Aren’t SB’s more important?

    I’m ready for the thumbs down, let ’em roll.

  9. I think one of the differences is he’s done this with an offensive line that can’t pass block. I think they have improved the last couple of years since getting rid of Tom Cable. But since 2014, I think Wilson has overcome a bad o-line and lack of weapons and put up elite numbers while winning.

    Seattle has some real weapons this years especially when Josh Gordon gets back as the 3rd or 4th WR.

  10. allsyntax says:
    September 17, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Wilson < Prescott

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    That's the silliest thing I've read in quite some time.

  11. Russ has less talent around him. I will give him that. But Mahomes has it all. The talent, the competitiveness, the brains, the humbleness, the youth and all the support and talent around him that he could ask for. He has also learned to run the offense with more efficiency and is protects the ball. Russ and LJ are right behind him but Mahomes is the best and has the current trajectory of being 1 of if not the best of all time.

  12. In 2 weeks Mahomes will be the best. In 7 weeks it’l be LJackson. I 8 DWatson. RWilson is a great player, but this is what Belichick does.

  13. brandt3463 says:
    September 17, 2020 at 10:10 am
    Russ has less talent around him. I will give him that. But Mahomes has it all. The talent, the competitiveness, the brains, the humbleness, the youth and all the support and talent around him that he could ask for. He has also learned to run the offense with more efficiency and is protects the ball. Russ and LJ are right behind him but Mahomes is the best and has the current trajectory of being 1 of if not the best of all time.

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    Again with the Lamar Jackson nonsense. get back to me when he wins a postseason game

  14. SWFLPC.INC says:
    September 17, 2020 at 9:50 am
    touchdowndances says:
    September 17, 2020 at 9:46 am
    He’s a great quarterback. When comparing to LJ and Mahomes, you start to split hairs to a certain extent.

    ——

    Lamar Jackson hasn’t even won a postseason game yet. He comes up small when it counts. But look at the upside, he has a legitimate chance to break Peyton’s record for nine one-and-dones

    Do you even realize this is LJ second year as a full starter?? I will take the kid any sunday.

  15. tedmurph says:
    September 17, 2020 at 10:23 am
    In 2 weeks Mahomes will be the best. In 7 weeks it’l be LJackson. I 8 DWatson. RWilson is a great player, but this is what Belichick does.

    6 7 Rate This

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    Wrong again.

    BB really, really likes Wilson.

  16. Haskins is better … better arm , better pocket passer , just better … Russel is just a run around till something comes open taking advantage of hamstrung defense because of the rules … like his 4 th quarter come backs half of the drive is him running for a 3rd down conversion … you could literally do that on every passing down ! The whole game !

  17. sojournofred says:
    September 17, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Peyton Manning: 2 Super Bowls, disappointment.
    Rodgers: 1 Super Bowl, disappointment.
    Brees: 1 Super Bowl, for some reason doesn’t seem as much as a disappointment.
    Favre: 1 Super Bowl, for some reason doesn’t seem as much as a disappointment.

    Russ: Seems like he gets a ton of the benefit of the doubt for 1 Super Bowl in 8 seasons.

    Russ has been to two Super Bowls back to back. Two trips in eight seasons is pretty good I’d say.

  18. Russell Wilson is an excellent QB. He has everything you look for in a franchise QB. He can do everything, but maybe his greatest asset is his ability to make everyone around him better. That’s what the great ones do.
    As far as who is the best QB, it doesn’t make a bit of difference to me how anyone rates them. We all know who the top QB’s in the NFL are and have been.
    And when comparing QB’s it’s an impossible task to decide who is better than whom because they all play in different systems with different players and different coaches. Even the stadiums they play in have an impact (cold weather stadiums, for instance).
    Here’s how I look at it, for what it’s worth. If you put the top QB’s in the game on an imaginary team against another team, and then you rotated only the QB’s to that imaginary team and played games, I would bet that the top QB’s would all put up similar, great numbers.
    The bottom line is I can’t say Russell Wilson is better than any of the other top QB’s, but he certainly is one of the best.

  19. Lamar Jackson hasn’t even won a postseason game yet. He comes up small when it counts. But look at the upside, he has a legitimate chance to break Peyton’s record for nine one-and-dones

    The dude is in his third year and is carrying his team. He is not feasting on the likes of Bills Jests and Fins for six wins a year.

  20. In 2 weeks Mahomes will be the best. In 7 weeks it’l be LJackson. I 8 DWatson. RWilson is a great player, but this is what Belichick does.

    Ya Bill blows as much smoke as Don the Con. Funny how similar these paragons of virtue.

  21. Bill never talks about the ones he is really scared of. He got rid of Tom because he knew Pat Mahomes is about to screw up their legacy.

  22. Boom! BB body slams Brady yet again. The old Coach is playing for keeps now!
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________

    Actually, I’d say this was more of a body slam at his current QB wouldn’t you?

  23. Halway through hes first season you could tell the guy was special…has steadily improved over the years and now in hes prime.
    Needs a couple more rings to cement hes legacy.

  24. touchback6 says:
    September 17, 2020 at 9:53 am

    SB49 will live in infamy for Seattle. What a nightmare to lose from the 2 yard line.

    BB is right. BB has Mahomes’s number where KC struggles to score, but Wilson is a tough one
    ————————————-

    2018 AFC Championship game was 14-0 NE over Chiefs at halftime, Mahomes struggled to put 31 points on board in the second half after Hoodies halftime ” adjustments” . Mahomes lit up BB for 40 points earlier that season at Foxboro. I like those struggles

  25. Belicheat is still salty that Mahomes owns him now. When it’s all said and done, Mahomes will have more accolades than Wilson. That’s not a knock on Wilson because he’s unbelievable too.

  26. Lets be candid here of course Bill is going to say nice things about Russ since he only GIFT WRAP him one of his 6 Superbowl RINGS by throwing that game ending Interception, Plus Russ plays out in the NFC where the Seahawks is NOT a RIVAL to the Patriots in anyway like Mahomes and the chiefs.

    Belichick knows if he is going to smell anymore Superbowls he has to face that CYBORG who wears Number 15 for the Chiefs, Where the daunting prospects moving forward of that could ring that retirement bell sooner than later.

  27. Wilson is the best of the mobile quarterbacks by far. Almost no offensive line, yet puts up video game stats every year. Unlike Ryan Fitzpatrick, he won’t hand the Pats 3 picks and choke in the red zone. This is going to be a tough one.

  28. Belicheat is still salty that Mahomes owns him now. When it’s all said and done, Mahomes will have more accolades than Wilson. That’s not a knock on Wilson because he’s unbelievable too.
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    Mahomes is 1-2 against the Pats. The one win came last year and required the ref to call a play dead and claim Harry stepped out of bounds when he was 4 feet in, negating a key TD. Mahomes doesn’t own BB or the Pats at all.

  29. lofty26 says:
    September 17, 2020 at 10:32 am
    SWFLPC.INC says:
    September 17, 2020 at 9:50 am
    touchdowndances says:
    September 17, 2020 at 9:46 am
    He’s a great quarterback. When comparing to LJ and Mahomes, you start to split hairs to a certain extent.

    ——

    Lamar Jackson hasn’t even won a postseason game yet. He comes up small when it counts. But look at the upside, he has a legitimate chance to break Peyton’s record for nine one-and-dones

    Do you even realize this is LJ second year as a full starter?? I will take the kid any sunday.

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    And if that Sunday was in the postseason you would lose

  30. Bill Belichick is a defensive genius. He will play 6 and 7 defensive backs all day in Seattle. Lets see if Russ cooks against a Belichick defense. It is not Atlanta’s crappy defense Russ will face. It is the best.

  31. Vasteelerfan says:
    September 17, 2020 at 10:54 am
    Lamar Jackson hasn’t even won a postseason game yet. He comes up small when it counts. But look at the upside, he has a legitimate chance to break Peyton’s record for nine one-and-dones

    The dude is in his third year and is carrying his team. He is not feasting on the likes of Bills Jests and Fins for six wins a year.
    ——————————————————————-
    Like the BROWNS and the BENGALS are world beaters.
    Every team in the AFC East has been to the playoffs since the last time the Browns and Bengals have.

  32. Ravens fan here and Bill is 100% correct. Too early to crown LJ or Mahomes. Ever seen Wilson play 3 bad quarters in last few years? Give the young guns time to mature. But right now, Wilson is king of the hill.

  33. gooboy6 says:
    September 17, 2020 at 11:11 am
    touchback6 says:
    September 17, 2020 at 9:53 am

    SB49 will live in infamy for Seattle. What a nightmare to lose from the 2 yard line.

    BB is right. BB has Mahomes’s number where KC struggles to score, but Wilson is a tough one
    ————————————-

    2018 AFC Championship game was 14-0 NE over Chiefs at halftime, Mahomes struggled to put 31 points on board in the second half after Hoodies halftime ” adjustments” . Mahomes lit up BB for 40 points earlier that season at Foxboro. I like those struggles

    1 5

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    14 points came on phantom penalties, a Goodell pattern and staple to try to prop up a new afc team not named NE.

    The pick play was like 10 yards downfield. The JC Jackson PI call was hysterical. The guy had textbook inside position.

    Goodell does that. Pats fans are well aware of what he does when NE has leads.

    Boger did it last year. NE dominates the Chiefs for entire halves, but Goodell has to get involved for ratings and to hope it helps stop NE.

  34. That’s a straight up dig at Tom Brady coach. Brady won you 6 titles, Wilson has 1, so choose your words wisely.

  35. I find that Perspective gets lost on some folks. Russell Wilson has NEVER been underrated since some conveniently or blindly like looking the other way in terms of what made those
    Seahawks Championship teams GREAT to begin with.

    When Wilson won the Superbowl in 2013/14 the defense was rank number ONE, while the offense rank 18th with a running game that rank 4th, and the PASSING GAME rank 26th. when they went back to the Superbowl in 2014/15 the seahawks Defense was yet again Rank NUMBER ONE while their running game was rank 4th and the PASSING GAME 27th,

    Wilson is going into his 8th season and has never been in the running for MVP due to the fact folks saw he had a Baltimore Ravens type defense when they won the chip with Trent Dilfer. Russ is a good QB but he is limited that’s why he was the 75th pick in the 2012 Draft.A little bit of Truth Serum can go a long way in our lives.

  36. jonbeck316 says:
    September 17, 2020 at 11:02 am
    Lamar Jackson is the Greek Freak of the NFL
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    And by this I mean he is a regular season MVP and, predictably, a postseason dud

  37. 14 points came on phantom penalties, a Goodell pattern and staple to try to prop up a new afc team not named NE.

    That’s just Homer BS! Grow up and take the loss like an adult as I am sure the Pats have benefited from some phantom calls on wind burn roughing the passer on dainty Tammy Brady…….will the whining ever stop….the winning has.

  38. “But Bill, didn’t Eli Manning beat the Pats twice in SB’s where Russ lost? Aren’t SB’s more important?”

    Maybe…just maybe there are other players on those teams that make a difference. The QB is important, but winning and losing games is a team effort.

    A great QB on a mediocre team doesn’t win many games or many Super Bowls. A great QB on a good to great team does.

  39. collectordude says:
    September 17, 2020 at 10:22 am
    Ill take any QB that doesn’t throw an interception at the goal line in the super bowl.

    19 57 Rate This
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    Ill take any QB that gets me to the SB

  40. Lamar hate continues… Funny thing is, if he never made the playoffs, he would be getting more credit. Why even count a playoff loss a rookie? And so what? He lost to Tennessee. It happens–it was a team choke job by over confident players and coaches, but the Ravens will learn from it.
    Lamar, 20-3 as starter, MVP, second rated passer from the pocket last year and you guys treat him like chop liver, SMH.
    Wilson > Mahomes > Rodgers > LJ

  41. Vasteelerfan says:
    September 17, 2020 at 10:54 am
    Lamar Jackson hasn’t even won a postseason game yet. He comes up small when it counts. But look at the upside, he has a legitimate chance to break Peyton’s record for nine one-and-dones

    The dude is in his third year and is carrying his team. He is not feasting on the likes of Bills Jests and Fins for six wins a year.

    18 20 Rate This

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    Like feasting on the Big Ben-less Steelers and the perennially awful Browns and Bengals are better

  42. touchback6 says:
    September 17, 2020 at 9:53 am

    BB is right. BB has Mahomes’s number where KC struggles to score, but Wilson is a tough one.
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    Struggle to score?? In three games he’s against the Patriots the Chiefs have averaged 31 points and Mahomes has 8 touchdown passes!!… Two of those games were when he was a first year starter. The fear and loathing of Mahomes in some Pats fans is rediculous.

  43. This is just pregame psychology by Bill, but he’s not wrong. Mahomes obviously up there too. Both are just so talented at extending drives out of nothing. But you could put RW on any team and they suddenly become dangerous.

  44. If Seattle doesn’t let Wilson fly and do his thing this year for ALL 4 quarters….then I would love to see him traded to a team who wants to use him in a wide open offense. I’d love to see what he could do in a high powered offense.

  45. allsyntax says:
    September 17, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Wilson < Prescott
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    If you're referring to Wade Wilson, I would have to agree with you.

  46. It’s sad to see Pat’s fans try to explain Mahomes away. Truly sad. Pats have been the been the beneficiaries of bad officiating, cheating and just plain luck (they’ve never lost a postseason coin toss; they were lucky to win 3 super bowls, most notably against Seattle when a bad int. kept the Seahawks from scoring from the 1 yard line).

    So stop with the would’ve, should’ve, could’ve nonsense. As Bill Parcells would say, “You are what your record says you are.” Mahomes has the skill set to outsmart BB. Deal with it.

  47. Mahomes is 1-2 vs the pats, then pats fan explains “if” then he’d be 0-3.

    Well, “If” Dee Ford lines up correctly… Mahomes is 2-1 against them.

  48. jjackwagon says:
    September 17, 2020 at 10:58 am
    Bill never talks about the ones he is really scared of. He got rid of Tom because he knew Pat Mahomes is about to screw up their legacy

    —-
    You can’t screw up the 20 year legacy. It’s the best there ever was, or will be.

  49. This is assessment is pretty good. There is no other quarterback that is as good at taking a losing game and turning it around at the last 2 minutes. He consistently has lackluster talent around him and is able to extend plays with his athleticism.

  50. allsyntax says:
    September 17, 2020 at 11:13 am
    In the playoffs, head-to-head:

    Prescott: 1, Wilson: 0

    Read it and weep.
    —–
    That’s Prescott’s only playoff win. Ever. That’s also Wilson’s only loss in the Wild card round, ever. 4 and 1. And it was a home game for Prescott – the Cowboys only won by 2 and Wilson thoroughly outplayed Prescott:
    Wilson 18-27 for 233, 1 TD. Rushing 3 for 14, 1 TD
    Prescott 22-33 for 226 (Captain Checkdown!), 1 TD, 1 Int. Rushing 6 for 29, 1 TD
    Cowboys won that game because Zeke > Carson + Penny

    In the playoffs, all up: Wilson 9-6, Prescott 1-2

    Super Bowl: Wilson 1-1, Prescott 0-0
    NFC Championship Games: Wilson 2-0, Prescott 0-0
    NFC Divisional Games: Wilson 2-4, Prescott 0-2
    NFC Wild Card Games: Wilson 4-1, Prescott 1-0

    I’ll take Wilson everytime.

  51. As a Niners fan, I really don’t like Wilson.

    But the reason that I don’t like Wilson is because he’s so good…..and he’s in the Niner’s division.

    Wilson has proven himself over and over again. BB is right. Of course, he’s praising Wilson now as part of his way to fire up his defense.

  52. And the Seahawks floated the idea in the offseason to bring in Cam. The Seahawks, to some degree, seem to be underrating him.

  53. “allsyntax says:
    September 17, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Wilson < Prescott"

    Please give Dak a big long-term contract, then I can count on the Cowboys being a non-factor in the post season for years.

  54. “brandt3463 says:

    Russ has less talent around him. I will give him that. But Mahomes has it all. The talent, the competitiveness, the brains, the humbleness, the youth and all the support and talent around him that he could ask for. He has also learned to run the offense with more efficiency and is protects the ball. Russ and LJ are right behind him but Mahomes is the best and has the current trajectory of being 1 of if not the best of all time.”

    Let’s see how he looks after his new contract kicks in and changes the team around him. Remember, RW has won with little in the way of O-line and receivers in the mix. After choosing to allow KC’s elite athletes to leave, Mahomes will find it a lot more difficult to win imo.

  55. “rfkimball says:

    Bill Belichick is a defensive genius. He will play 6 and 7 defensive backs all day in Seattle. Lets see if Russ cooks against a Belichick defense..”

    LOL Wilson will feast on that D. You must not have seen how many backs Seattle has? He prefers to win rather than pad his stats.

    This reminds me of how Pittsburgh thought they could beat Russ by keeping him in the pocket. As I recall, Big Ben had over 500 yards in that loss.

  56. Prescott was clutch in defeating Wilson in the playoffs. Dak put the team on his shoulders and willed them to a win. Wilson, simply could not do the same. In head-to-head games that matter, Prescott is in fact superior to Wilson.

  57. Now that “herd mentality”, confused with herd immunity, is being misused repeatedly, we can point to one of its real manifestations (e.g., Patriots envy). So infected with envy, herds of NFL fans spew terms like “Belicheat” as their wishful thinking expects Belichick’s domination of the league to “just disappear”. Where have we heard that before? Maybe there’s a vaccine that can counter Belichick?

  58. Mahomes is a Freak. But if I had to pick between the 2 RIGHT NOW I would go with Wilson. Believe me I see how Mahomes could have a horrendous half of ball and then with 10 imnutes to go, just light up a D as if were dipped in gasoline. But there is a calming effect with Wilson that is almost Hollywood movie calm. You really cant go wrong with either but for me Wilson would be my choice.

  59. Going to be a hell of a matchup. Can’t wait to watch this game. Seattle finally has some weapons at skill positions for Russ. Can New England stop Russ from cooking? Can Seattle’s D stop cam and new England’s rush attack? One hell of a chess matchup.

  60. Vasteelerfan says:
    September 17, 2020 at 10:54 am
    Lamar Jackson hasn’t even won a postseason game yet. He comes up small when it counts. But look at the upside, he has a legitimate chance to break Peyton’s record for nine one-and-dones

    The dude is in his third year and is carrying his team. He is not feasting on the likes of Bills Jests and Fins for six wins a year.

    =====================================================================================================

    Yes, he’s constantly playing the likes of the Brownies, Bengals and Squellers (with Mason Ruldoph)!!! Seriously, the Ravens had a powderpuff schedule last year.

  61. ——-
    sojournofred says:
    September 17, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Peyton Manning: 2 Super Bowls, disappointment.
    Rodgers: 1 Super Bowl, disappointment.
    Brees: 1 Super Bowl, for some reason doesn’t seem as much as a disappointment.
    Favre: 1 Super Bowl, for some reason doesn’t seem as much as a disappointment.

    Russ: Seems like he gets a ton of the benefit of the doubt for 1 Super Bowl in 8 seasons.

    ——

    LMAO. Very convenient of you to omit the number of seasons the others played, but you do it for him? You just owned yourself.

    Wilson has TWO Super Bowl appearances in 8 seasons. He’s never had a losing season. He’s missed the playoffs once in 8 seasons.

    Now repost your original with equal comparatives and tell us “who gets a ton of the benefit of the doubt”.

  62. Mahomes is 1-2 against the Pats. The one win came last year and required the ref to call a play dead and claim Harry stepped out of bounds when he was 4 feet in, negating a key TD. Mahomes doesn’t own BB or the Pats at all.

    ———-

    Oh please. That was then and this is now. Mahomes could just as easily be 3-0 against the Patriots thus far. Have fun with Cam trying to keep up against 15 —- not gonna happen bud.

  63. Peyton Manning would win 10 games every year with a Colts team that other than him looked like a 5-win team. Wilson isn’t quite to that level but he’s similar because he’s had several seasons with consistently poor line play, years where there was no depth at receiver, etc. This could be a great year for him because they finally look to have some depth at the skill positions.

  64. travlinful says:
    September 17, 2020 at 1:51 pm
    “brandt3463 says:

    Russ has less talent around him. I will give him that. But Mahomes has it all. The talent, the competitiveness, the brains, the humbleness, the youth and all the support and talent around him that he could ask for. He has also learned to run the offense with more efficiency and is protects the ball. Russ and LJ are right behind him but Mahomes is the best and has the current trajectory of being 1 of if not the best of all time.”

    Let’s see how he looks after his new contract kicks in and changes the team around him. Remember, RW has won with little in the way of O-line and receivers in the mix. After choosing to allow KC’s elite athletes to leave, Mahomes will find it a lot more difficult to win imo.

    Sure. It will be more difficult. But Pat has more arm talent than Russ and matches him in everything else. Soooo, he will be more than fine. Also, kudos to him for doing the contract he did to keep talent around for a bit. A lot of players wouldn’t do that. I like Russ a lot but he is no Patrick Mahomes. And time will show that.

  65. allsyntax says:
    September 17, 2020 at 11:13 am
    In the playoffs, head-to-head:

    Prescott: 1, Wilson: 0
    ———————————–

    21st Century Superbowl appearances:

    Prescott: o, Wilson: 2

    read it and weep

  66. I do think Wilson is one of the best if not the best QB’s in the NFL, however Wilson is a 9 year vet with a wealth of knowledge and experience.. He won a SB early in his career but was not the focal point of the team, he was game manager, more passenger not a driver at that point, the Seahawks were led by a great defense and running game. Russ has developed into a great player but he was nowhere near the player that Mahomes or Jackson are at this stage in their careers.

  67. addmy2cents says:
    September 17, 2020 at 6:09 pm
    I do think Wilson is one of the best if not the best QB’s in the NFL, however Wilson is a 9 year vet with a wealth of knowledge and experience.. He won a SB early in his career but was not the focal point of the team, he was game manager, more passenger not a driver at that point, the Seahawks were led by a great defense and running game.
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    Just like Brady when he won his first Super Bowl, a game manager. 13 of 18 for 115 yards in the AFC championship, 16 of 27 for 145 yards and 1 TD in the Super Bowl. Those are game manager numbers he posted. He got better as he progressed in his career and got more experienced and became the focal point of the team and the reason why the Pats had great success.

  68. Player X is better than everyone who’s ever lived, because so and so said it. Give it a rest!

    The best ever argument is ridiculous. Robert Horry has seven NBA titles. I guess he’s better than Jordan, Magic, Kobe, Bird, and HOF players who never won a title. Horry isn’t in the HOF.

    Right? It doesn’t matter how good a player is. What matters is how good they are in the game they’re playing. That’s all.

    Charles Haley was the only player to have five Super Bowl rings. The most ever until Brady got his 6th.

    If rings matter how great you are, Charles Haley (many of you will have to search the internet) is the second greatest player ever, right? Because due to rings, he was the greatest ever until the Pats won and Brady got number six.

    So, Haley is the second best player in NFL history. I’m betting he’ll take it.

    That’s how ridiculous this argument is.

  69. 2 great coaches on Sunday. Both pushing 70. One is the greatest who looks every bit his age, the other looks 45.

  70. sojournofred says:
    September 17, 2020 at 9:47 am
    Peyton Manning: 2 Super Bowls, disappointment.
    Rodgers: 1 Super Bowl, disappointment.
    Brees: 1 Super Bowl, for some reason doesn’t seem as much as a disappointment.
    Favre: 1 Super Bowl, for some reason doesn’t seem as much as a disappointment.

    Russ: Seems like he gets a ton of the benefit of the doubt for 1 Super Bowl in 8 seasons.
    ===================================

    You realize you just aligned him with four Hall of Fame QBs in an attempt to disparage him, right?

  71. hawk80 says:
    September 17, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Halway through hes first season you could tell the guy was special

    —–

    Pretty much this. Thought it was weird that the Seahawks cut Matt Flynn after giving him so much money but once I saw his primetime game I understood everything. His ice cold stare under pressure showed he was destined to be a great.

  72. rfkimball says:
    September 17, 2020 at 11:48 am
    Bill Belichick is a defensive genius. He will play 6 and 7 defensive backs all day in Seattle. Lets see if Russ cooks against a Belichick defense. It is not Atlanta’s crappy defense Russ will face. It is the best.
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    So, how did he do?……:)

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