It was an exciting week of football, starting with an explosive showing by the ageless veteran Peyton Manning. And while all eyes were on the Baltimore Ravens-Denver Broncos rematch of the 2013 AFC Divisional Playoffs to usher in the new NFL season, for once, it seemed that the NFL community also had their radar on Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks.
Wilson deserves such attention, especially after his unexpected, breakout rookie season last year. Though his talents are sometimes recognized, he is often overshadowed by other quarterbacks in his class, like Robert Griffin III (RG3), Andrew Luck and Colin Kaepernick*.
*Though this is Kaepernick’s third season in the NFL, last year was his first as a starting QB, similar to Wilson, and thus they are often grouped together and compared.
Let’s take a look at how Wilson stacked up against his peers this week.
Russell Wilson: Good But Could Be Better / B
With the lethal combination of arguably the number one ...