Shock2k wrote:We can debate the who why or what...
Russell is the third most sacked QB in the league at 20 sacks. Now if you include how many times he's had to scramble because of pressures, it really could be so much worse.
You can't really account for that. Because other QBs that don't have his escapability simply throw earlier or throw the ball away to avoid sacks too. And those instances aren't trackable. If Wilson didn't have his scrambling ability, he'd do what other QBs do.
I'd even go so far as to say his scrambling ability increases his sack totals because he doesn't throw it away but extends plays that maybe only 2 or 3 other QBs in the league would be capable of doing. His sack totals are always going to be higher. And given his consistent ability to turn pressures into first downs via the scramble, I would take higher sack figures resulting from that.
What is a better barometer would be pressures allowed. Because those typically indicate all protection failures irregardless of a QBs alternative options to avoiding sacks.