49fansince70 wrote:Not to take anything away from Wilson, who (IMO) is the best QB in the West, and could stay that way for years to come, there are some pretty iffy names on that list, like Cade McNown, Ryan Leaf, Heath Shuler, Rick Mirer. It's a great accomplishment, but not really a predictor of future success.
I didn't say it was, though to SOME extent, I think it is. Remember, the Bears this year are rating as one of the best pass defenses in the history of the league. Look at their DVOA value on Football Outsiders.
Pass defense is -40.2%, that is INSANE. Next best, Arizona with -22.0%.
For a rookie QB to drive 97 yards at the end of the 4th quarter and score, then to do it for 80 yards in overtime in Chicago...raw stats simply don't tell the whole story. That kind of pressure, and he came up big, as a rookie. I smell future league MVP awards for Wilson. That's not just homerism, either; he's simply got that "it" factor in a big way.