San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks fans, as expected, you have made your voices heard on a recent article of mine, Russell Wilson is Overrated. I appreciate your comments and understand that many of you think this view is a little, well, out of the ordinary considering Wilson’s recent success. Which leads to a quick clarification: I never called Russell Wilson bad.
Yes, Russell Wilson is a good quarterback, but he’s not Peyton Manning good. He has shown a knack for making plays — but so did Colin Kaepernick last year, and look what happened to him when he lost his weapons. And even though Wilson has played well, the praise he has earned seems to go over the top.
As for Wilson sliding and running all over the place: that does not help very much when the offensive line lets him get clobbered, like they did earlier in the season, and even the best sliders/divers/sideliners will get a few hits here and there. He has been able to withstand them so far, but I don’t see it happening that much longer.
Wilson has played well, but even good players can be overrated. This is the case with Russell Wilson, a player who has had a good year — even with only 2 games of over 300 yards passing — in a great situation, but also has a seemingly lower ceiling than some of his fellow young QBs around the league.