I was thinking about this and looking back at the SF game in particular - Wilson's scrambling style is going to quickly force coaches to tell their defenders to textbook tackle rather than looking for the big hit to shake him up (which is usually what you'd aim for to make him think twice), because he's making defenders look foolish every time they come at him too quickly.
Francis Asbury 'The Scrambler' Tarkenton
Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: February 3, 1940 in Richmond, VA (Age 72)
College: Georgia (school history)
Drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 3rd round (29th overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft.
Drafted by the Boston Patriots in the 5th round (34th overall) of the 1961 AFL Draft.
9-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro
Sir Francis managed to last 18 yrs in the league, he made defenders look silly up until he was 38 years old, yes more on gile and being wiley then speed at 38 but was still doing it. If we can get 10 to 12 from Wilson I would be very happy. Russell plays smart and his body is more RB then prototypical QB. I think being so and having stocky mass will help him not get the injuries that many QB's get with being so lankey.