Power Ranking the NFL’s 10 Best Quarterbacks

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5. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

It may be controversial to put Wilson in the top five, but because of how good he was in 2012, I’m going to put him in here. Wilson could definitely take on the best quarterbacks in the game and beat them, and I’m sure he will turn even more heads in 2013.

In 2012, Wilson was picked in the third round of the NFL Draft, and while he wasn’t expected to do much, Wilson stepped up big-time for the Seahawks. Seattle went 11-5 and beat Griffin’s Redskins in the Wild Card round before losing to the Falcons in the Divisional Round, a game in which Wilson threw for almost 400 yards and posted a 109.1 passer rating.

Wilson showed tremendous poise, accuracy and an exceptional ability to keep plays alive on the run. That ability is rare in the NFL, and it’s safe to say that Wilson will be around for a long time because of his talent. The star quarterback was intercepted 10 times, but he tied a rookie record with 26 passing touchdowns.

January 24, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; NFC quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks (3) claps during practice for the 2013 Pro Bowl at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

It’s extremely rare to see a third-round pick perform so well in his rookie season, and it’s rare to see a complete player with as much talent as Wilson has. Wilson posted an 100 passer rating, which was fourth-best in the NFL and better than the passer rating of Tom Brady. Wilson also ran for 489 yards and four touchdowns while making tons of great throws on the run.

As you can see by some of the plays Wilson makes in this video, he can break tackles, throw outside of the pocket, go deep, and do everything a quarterback needs to do. He isn’t the biggest guy in the NFL, but Wilson is certainly one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

Seattle has a very bright future, largely because of Wilson. He can do everything well, and he can take the Seahawks far. In the playoffs, Wilson shined bright, and he’s bound to do a lot more in the future.

Which may include a Super Bowl ring for the Seahawks.