3) Russell Wilson
Wilson’s record now stands at 26-9 as a starter and he is the most accurate deep passer in the league, finding his target nearly every other attempt.
Wilson’s height isn’t even a measly 6 feet, but his stature within the game is growing and growing.
It’s not as if he has elite targets to simply float these passes to either. Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and others are hardly on a par with the likes of Calvin Johnson and company as true playmakers in the league.
The 75th pick in the 2012 draft has been a great one for the Seahawks. Wilson has improved immensely in this offense and is out performing guys that were picked way higher in what was a loaded draft class.
He was last years Pepsi Rookie of the year, leaving little doubt at how well of a season he had in his first year of pro football.
This year the sophomore slump seems to have eluded Wilson thankfully. The Seahawks went 13-3, Wilson registered 26 touchdown throws and just nine interceptions off 407 attempts.
His Pro Football Focus QB rating—which brings drops, throwaways, spikes, and what receivers do after the catch into the equation—was fifth-best in the NFL, ahead of even Tom Brady.
And while Wilson isn’t carrying his team like Brady – Marshawn Lynch must get a lot of credit – he is on his way to creating a dynasty of his own.