Aaron Rodgers calls Russell Wilson "one of the best deep ball throwers" in the NFL

Jonathan Warner
·2 min read

Aaron Rodgers calls Russell Wilson "one of the best deep ball throwers" in the NFL originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

For the past few seasons, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been highly regarded as one of the best football players in the NFL.

From the incredible game-winning drives to his ‘how did he do that’ moments, Wilson makes the Seahawks one of the most exciting teams to watch on Sundays.

Wilson has made a name for himself is his ability to throw some of the highest arching deep ball throws a person has ever seen.

Most quarterbacks have to throw the ball high when they throw a deep ball, but not Wilson.

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Here's a refresher: Just look how high Wilson throws these deep balls! It is an art to football fans.

Spectacular!

It is also great to see one great quarterback giving praise to another great quarterback in the very competitive field the NFL is in. It's not often, but it does happen.

On the #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers talked about Wilson and how he separates himself from everybody else when it comes to making deep ball throws.

"I think there is a lot of guys that can throw it in that way," Rodgers on the PatMcAfeeShow. "He definitely attempts a lot of those, they have the personnel where they can take a number of those shots,.

I think he’s one of the best deep-ball throwers in the game, for sure.

Russell Wilson on Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers respects game when he sees it, and Wilson has been on the deep ball craze for a few seasons now.

Since 2016, Wilson has 52 deep ball passing (20+ air yards) touchdowns and is the only quarterback in the NFL with that stat.

This season, in particular, Wilson leads the NFL with 569 yards and nine touchdowns on deep ball throws. 

Wilson has become the king of the deep ball throw, and even Rodgers himself is here for it.

The Seahawks take on the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night, and you can expect Wilson to make plays in this game after the tough loss on Sunday against the Rams.