Andrew Whitworth responds to tweet suggesting Russell Wilson can be a top-5 QB

Russell Wilson’s first season in Denver went about as poorly as it possibly could have. He only won four of his 15 starts, throwing a career-low 16 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions. He was sacked more than any quarterback in the NFL, a whopping 55 times and his passer rating of 84.4 ranked 27th among qualified players.

The Broncos’ trade for Wilson looks awful after one season and if you ask Andrew Whitworth, Wilson isn’t even one of the eight best quarterbacks in his conference. Danny Kanell pitched the idea that Wilson was and can be a top-five quarterback in the NFL, and Whitworth replied with eight names he feels are better – just in the AFC.

All eight of the quarterbacks mentioned by Whitworth had better seasons than Wilson and even with Sean Payton joining the Broncos, it’s hard to see Wilson getting back to the Pro Bowl level he played at for so many years in Seattle.

Now that Whitworth is an analyst, he’s not afraid to share his opinion, which makes him a great follow on Twitter.

Story originally appeared on Rams Wire