SalishHawkFan wrote:Points per game being a pretty relevant category. And if you give this years team an extra 60 yards passing, they not only beat AZ, they probably don't have to win on a Hail Mary vs GB and maybe they pull it off vs the Rams.
Oh, and what relevant category did Wilson beat out TJack in at the first five game mark? I keep bringing it up, but no one gives any tangible evidence to refute it. Because they can't, it's irrefutable.
To label Wilson a worse quarterback than Tarvaris Jackson because he fell 60 passing yards short of making his 3-2 team 5-0 is ludicrous and smells of reaching, not analysis. Same with sticking to the first five games, which is convenient for your argument but hardly an adequate sample size or fair for a rookie QB.
To address your actual point, T-Jack averaged 6.0 ppg last year. Wilson is on track for the exact same number.
T-Jack had a .73 TD-turnover ratio last year. Wilson is at .71 right now.
T-Jack had a 60% completion rate last year. Wilson is at 63.2%.
T-Jack got sacked 2.8 times last year (18 times by Week 5). Wilson's at 2.0 (10 sacks), and don't tell me that pass protection has suddenly improved. We all know how inconsistent this line has been this year except for Unger. Our right side is awful.
T-Jack has Wilson's YPA beat by about 0.4, his sack yardage beat by about 1.0, and his YPG beat by about 43 yards (T-Jack had a whopping 206 YPG), all of which fall under the "gee, big deal" category and can be easily explained away with the coaching decisions. T-Jack also stuck religiously to the right side of the field, threw his receivers into collisions (Baldwin is still recovering from T-Jack), and stood in the pocket like a statue waiting to get sacked with the ball. Wilson does none of this. I'm really failing to see the big downgrade here.