olyfan63 wrote:I see Steve Young. With a hint of Warren Moon.
And Elway had a very rough rookie season as I recall.
Yeah, Elway wasn't as good as a rookie as Wilson has been.
It's funny, I was looking at Elway's stats and was struck by his poor QB rating and relatively low passing yards (compared to modern NFL) throughout his career. He only had one season where his passer rating was above 90 (92.7 in 1993), and averaged about 3000 yards a season. Statistically, he was pretty average, which just goes to show how misleading stats can be. Anyway...
I totally agree on Steve Young. Like Young, Wilson has that ability to scramble all over the field, keep the play alive until he can find the open receiver, and also pick up those first downs with his legs when needed. NFL Films always shows clips of Young's long runs when talking about his scrambling ability, but he wasn't a Cunningham/Vick/Newton type scrambler (i.e. runner). He just had that way of evading pressure and keeping the play alive by scrambling all over until he could find an open receiver. Definitely see a lot of that in Wilson.