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How Russell Wilson compares to the 2012 rookie QB class

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01:06 AM ET 11.16 | Faced with the boredom associated with the Seahawks' bye week, I played with some statistics, as I am wont to do, in order to gauge how our fearless leader Russell Wilson compares to the other rookie quarterbacks in the NFL. This is a banner year for the rookie quarterback with studs like Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, as well as two other first rounders who are starting for their teams in Ryan Tannehill and Brandon Weeden. In order to see how Wilson stacked up, I decided to combine and average the statistics of the four first-round quarterbacks to create a hypothetical quarterback named "Brandrew Griffehill III" to whom I compare Wilson's performance. Before we jump in, a couple of housekeeping things. First, I'm aware that "Brandrew Griffehill III" is an utterly terrible fake name, but I challenge you to make something coherent out of the four names above. Second, because the four rookie quarterbacks discussed in comparison to Wilson have all had their byes, they have only started nine games each instead of 10. As a result I have only used rate stats in this comparison in order to avoid being misleading. Thirdly, I have not included any rushing statistics but it should be noted that Griffin and Luck have both been exceptional rushing quarterbacks and Wilson does lag in this area compared to the field. Finally, I am not including anything Tannehill does tonight against Buffalo. That being said, let's take a look at the comparison.

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Russell Wilson, Getty Images/Al Pereira Russell Wilson, Getty Images/Al Pereira
November 16, 2012  02:22 AM ET

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November 16, 2012  02:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

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November 16, 2012  07:33 AM ET

So... Is this the type of crap Seahawks fans are forced to endure?

November 16, 2012  07:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

So... Is this the type of crap Seahawks fans are forced to endure?

It could be worse!

Sincerely,

Browns fans

November 16, 2012  07:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It could be worse!Sincerely, Browns fans

well....OUCH!!!

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November 16, 2012  08:07 AM ET

"First, I'm aware that "Brandrew Griffehill III" is an utterly terrible fake name, but I challenge you to make something coherent out of the four names above."

RobRyan Luckweed III

Tanneluck Weedfin

November 16, 2012  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

"First, I'm aware that "Brandrew Griffehill III" is an utterly terrible fake name, but I challenge you to make something coherent out of the four names above."RobRyan Luckweed IIITanneluck Weedfin

Robrew Tanneden IV

November 16, 2012  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Robrew Tanneden IV

Chadwick Pennington.

No, that's too silly.

November 16, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Ryan Tannehill is awful. I expect Miami to be drafting a QB again very soon.

November 16, 2012  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Ryan Tannehill is awful. I expect Miami to be drafting a QB again very soon.

If he is he's a perfect fit in Miami, and all 20 of the fans who go out to the home games know it

November 16, 2012  09:19 AM ET

tried to tell everyone.. WILSON is a beast in the making.

November 16, 2012  09:24 AM ET

Yup, gotta be the best QB at 5 and 5

November 16, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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tried to tell everyone.. WILSON is a beast in the making.

They got 'em a keeper, don't they?

November 16, 2012  12:27 PM ET

God save us from bye weeks.

 
November 16, 2012  01:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

God save us from bye weeks.

Especially when your team is good

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