Russell Wilson’s greatness
Having already pronounced Wilson as the tenth greatest QB of all time, it is obvious he is an exceptional QB and the Seahawks need to aspire to reach the levels required by such a superstar. Using ratings from PFF.com for the past five seasons, Wilson ranks third amongst current QB’s, the top ten, with average rating is below.
- Tom Brady 90.36
- Aaron Rodgers 86.88
- Russell Wilson 85.58
- Patrick Mahomes 85.32
- Matt Ryan 84.9
- Josh Allen 83.46
- DeShaun Watson 81.15
- Matt Stafford 80.52
- Justin Herbert 80.1
- Baker Mayfield 79.73
Some of these QBs have not been in the league for five years, so this is an average of their time in the league, but again it indicates the elite class Wilson is in.
GOAT Tom Brady has appeared in four of the last five super bowls winning 3 of them, so his success keeps him happy, but irks those like Wilson who want to be seen in the same stratosphere.
Second in the list, Aaron Rodgers has had a similar record to that of Wilson in the last five seasons with 3 divisional titles but no Super Bowl appearances, at times he has been similarly antsy as Wilson seems to be currently. Although the recognition that comes via regular-season MVP awards like last seasons makes him feel more appreciated.
Fourth-ranked Mahomes has had two super bowl appearances in his four-year NFL career including one win, so he is pretty content with his lot.
Even fifth-ranked Matt Ryan has a super bowl appearance in the last five years, although he probably wants to erase the memory of it in many ways. He was also league MVP that season.
It would be understandable if Wilson’s envy of his contemporaries turns to irritation that he cannot contain. Especially if you see others such as Lamar Jackson and Cam Newton who are not even in the top ten QBs, reaching heights or receiving the recognition that Wilson rightly thinks he is worthy of and more.
Legacy level players want to leave an unforgettable imprint and Wilson is one such player, so he rightly wants to be on a team capable of helping him achieve the performance levels he desires. So the Seahawks and coach Carroll need to pander to Wilson’s psyche in order for him to deliver the success he and they want.