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Chargers: Ranking the AFC West quarterbacks after Russell Wilson trade

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Russell Wilson
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3. Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos

Bring on the angry Bronco fans! I am ready for them! As great as Russell Wilson's career is and as good as he still is as a quarterback, he has become the third-best quarterback in his division now that he is in the AFC West.

Heck, you could argue that he was the third-best quarterback in the NFC West last season behind Kyler Murray and Matthew Stafford as well. Regardless, Wilson is the third-best guy in the division.

I know that he had a bad offensive line in Seattle but it is not like Denver's offensive line is much better. Denver has a mediocre offensive line and now has no first-round draft pick to add to the protection. Wilson had elite weapons in Seattle and his weapons in Denver are arguably a downgrade. I do not think we are going to see a huge uptick in his numbers.

And the fact of the matter is that after a red-hot start in the 2020 season, Wilson really has not been great over the last year and a half. He has not been bad, he just has not been great. Over his past 22 games, Wilson is averaging 217 passing yards per game with a 65.3% completion rate, 37 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

He does not run the ball as much as he used to and he is going to be 34 in November. We have never really seen a smaller, mobile quarterback like Wilson get up to this age and still be an elite quarterback. The best of Russell Wilson may very well be in the rear-view mirror and while he is still great and gives Denver a chance, it is hard to rank him ahead of the other two elite, young quarterbacks in the division.

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