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Tuesday Round-Up: Where Does Russell Wilson Rank Among The Top Quarterbacks Of All-Time? analyst Elliot Harrison compiles a ranking of the top 25 quarterbacks of all-time.


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Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Tuesday, July 9 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

The Top 25 Quarterbacks Of All-Time

Russell Wilson signed a contract extension with the Seahawks earlier this offseason that is set to keep him in a Seattle uniform through the 2023 season and the 30-year-old quarterback has stated his goal is to play until age 45. Yet despite the promising career Wilson looks to have in front of him, Elliot Harrison at already has the Seahawks signal caller in the conversation for one of the league's top quarterbacks of all-time for what Wilson's been able to accomplish through his first seven NFL seasons.

Wilson checks in at No. 18 on Harrison's list of the league's 25 greatest QBs, one of just five active players at his position to be considered along with the Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger (No. 19), Packers' Aaron Rodgers (No. 10), Saints' Drew Brees (No. 6), and Patriots' Tom Brady (No. 1).

On Wilson's placement at No. 18, Harrison writes, "Wilson hasn't put in nearly as much time as the other players that are listed here among the league's pantheon of all-time quarterbacks. That's OK, because his first seven seasons as a starter rate just as well as that of almost any QB in league history. Forget that he's already started two Super Bowls, and only missed the postseason once. Wilson has proven over the last four seasons that, as the team around him has decayed and lost many a key part, that he can carry his squad to victory. Sure, early during his career, Wilson could trot out there and say, 'We score 17 points today we might win.' Now, the entire Seattle fan base looks to him to pull a rabbit out of a hat when a game looks like a lost cause. He's the most effective player in the NFL, by far, at knowing when to use his legs and when to throw the ball away. His career passer rating is over 100. Career passer rating. Most importantly, he's clutch, even when the chips are way down. Remember the 2015 Divisional Round game in Carolina, when the Seahawks were down four scores and nearly came back to tie it up? I do."

Perhaps some of Wilson's greatest traits are in his ability to improvise once a play breaks down, make accurate throws on the run or while rolling outside of the pocket, connecting with receivers deep and through seemingly impossible-looking windows, and at times, in Houdini-like fashion, turning what looks to be a negative play into a positive for the Seahawks.

Harrison follows with a related 'Stat you need to know,' writing, "NFL Research maven Jack Andrade found that since Next Gen Stats began tracking comprehensive passing stats in 2016, Russell Wilson leads all QBs in passing yards outside of the tackle box (2,122) and passing yards while on the run (2,087). He also leads the league in touchdown passes on tight-window throws (22) and deep completions (32), which are categorized as throws that travel 20 air yards or more."

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