Russell Wilson is a Super Bowl winning quarterback, but according to one former NFL GM, Wilson isn’t elite in his eyes.
Charley Casserly wrote a piece for NFL.com and the former NFL general manager said that Wilson is not even a top-12 quarterback in his opinion.
“I do not consider Russell Wilson a Top-10 quarterback, let alone one who belongs in the top five,” Casserly wrote. “The Seahawks win because they have one of the NFL’s best defenses and an outstanding running back in Marshawn Lynch. Wilson — who I think is a good, but not elite, passer — operates in an offense that takes a lot of pressure off him, meaning the Seahawks don’t have to rely upon his arm to win games.”
Casserly named the guys he would take in front of Wilson.
“In no particular order, I would rank these AFC signal-callers ahead of Wilson: Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck, Tom Brady and, possibly, Joe Flacco,” Casserly wrote. “And the NFC quarterbacks I would rank ahead of him: Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Eli Manning (despite his poor 2013 season), Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Tony Romo and Nick Foles.”