When it started out, it looked like Robert Griffin III was the best quarterback in the 2012 draft class. That didn’t last long, though. RGIII was never the same after injuring his knee against Seattle in the playoffs that year and in any case Russell Wilson went on to surpass him and everybody else. Now 11 years removed from getting picked No. 75 overall, Wilson appears to have gotten his groove back after a brutal 2022 season.
While it wasn’t a pretty win, Denver’s Monday night victory over Buffalo showed that Wilson can still produce on a big stage, and his numbers for the season show he’s been among the league’s best quarterbacks this year. Here’s Griffin demanding that folks show Russ some respect on Twitter.
WHAT?!?! I thought some people said Russell Wilson was done? Washed? PUT SOME RESPECT ON HIS MOTHER SUCKING NAME. His 18 to 4 TD to int ratio is one of the best in the entire NFL. And S/O to Sean Payton too. He stopped talking about other coaches and started coaching his tail off
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) November 14, 2023
Considering what defenses around the league are doing to guys like Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts this season, Wilson’s numbers are undeniably impressive. Best of all, his 6.9% touchdown rate is No. 1 in the NFL right now.
Denver’s defense has also engineered a major turnaround after a bad start to the season. The Broncos’ emergence makes the minefield in the AFC even more crowded and dangerous. Whichever team emerges from that scrum might have a tough time against the eventual NFC champ.
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