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Russell Wilson deserves to be the highest paid QB in the NFL

I find it funny that Russell Wilson is getting all of this flak about the kind of contract he is apparently seeking. I am hearing on both radio/TV and social media that he doesn’t deserve Aaron Rodgers type money for some reason and what I am hearing most is that he is only successful because of the system in Seattle or Russell Wilson isn’t the only QB who could be successful there, but the last time I checked we don’t know if Aaron Rodgers could be successful elsewhere or if someone else could do what Wilson is doing in Seattle.

What we do know is this… Matt Flynn has played very well in Aaron Rodgers absence. Numbers like 65% completion percentage 951 yards, 9TD’s and 4 Int’s in 2 starts is pretty good. How about another reference? The 15 games started by Matt Cassel in New England he went 10-5, threw for 3,693 yards and 21TD’s with an 89.4 QB rating. None of that though has kept Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady from getting paid so that excuse holds no water.Russell Wilson was drafted in the 3rd round mainly because of his size (5’11’’ 206 lbs.) and he hasn’t missed a start in 3 years, made the playoffs in all 3 of those years with two Super Bowl appearances and 1 ring. His numbers in 48 games are as follows: 63% completion percentage 9,950 yards 72TD’s 26 INT’s and 98.6 QB rating with 2 Pro Bowls…not bad for a guy too small to play the position.

He has also done this being paid less than a million dollars a year, in fact this upcoming season in a list of highest paid QB’s in the NFL he is 44th! 12 backup QB’s are scheduled to make more money this season than he is. Seattle needs to understand this, they have gotten Pro Bowl play and paid 3rd string money for it, it’s time to give the man his due and make him the highest paid QB.

Damond Talbot

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