Kolsteseahawks wrote:I believe Wilson is the franchise QB, but I think u guys are taking this a little too far. Wilson's QBR this year which is a lot more accurate than QB rating is a 56, which is slightly above average, You guys are calling him elite. He's a good starting QB now, he might be elite in the future.
(BUT NO! THAT'S INCREDIBLY INSULTING BECAUSE BECAUSE.. AHHHHH!)
Fact is. He's 23 with a very high ceiling.. and yes, one day maybe he is elite. One day maybe he goes down as the best QB in Seahawks history, which right now is a pretty small list to climb, but good grief.. we're 32nd overall in passing, even the Chiefs and Jaguars have done more in that department, you can cite whatever stat you want to make Wilson an elite QB but right now he's not. Right now.... he's Alex Smith with greater potential.
And that's not insulting, which I'm sure the Wilson spinsters like T-Dawg or T-Shizzle or whatever moniker he wants to use will decree.. because Smith has actually turned himself into a very effective QB.. but we need to stop trying to turn Wilson into something he's not at this time. He's not elite. He's not ROY caliber. He's just GOOD. And that's OKAY.. clearly going off of the fact we're 6-4 and firmly in the playoff race.
But holy cow, these threads and replies saying he's HOF bound are hilariously over the top.
We're 29th in total passing offense.
Right now, Wilson is the 12th highest rated passer in the entire NFL. Luck? He's 26th, has thrown 10 TDs to 9 INTs and has been sacked 21 times to Russell's 19. the only rookie QB rated higher than Wilson right now is RG3, with an average passer rating of 93.9 (Wilson's is 90.5). Russell has thrown almost twice as many TDs this year than RG3 (15 to 8 ), their comp/att and yardage numbers are quite similar, with RG3 having a bit of an edge there. The biggest difference is that RG3 has only tossed 3 INTs, with Wilson having 8 on the year, all on the road. One of Wilson's was a half time hail mary, and at least 3 others were a direct result of freak occurrences or poor WR play. The reason for this entrie paragraph is to show that, despite what you may think, Wilson SHOULD BE in line for OROY. If he continues his pretty stellar play through the remainder of the season and the Seahawks go to the playoffs either as division winners or even as a wildcard, he should be firmly in the conversation.
i don't think he's elite yet. Given the choice of QBs for a one year run at the SB, I'd probably take Peyton manning or Brady or Rodgers at this point. Right now though, he's looking like the best rookie QB of this class, and even if you don't buy that, he definitely represents the best value of any QB out of this class.
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