Russell Wilson slowly drifting down NFL quarterback rankings

Denver Broncos, Russell Wilson - Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos, Russell Wilson - Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

Matt Verderame of FanSided unveiled his weekly quarterback rankings, and the latest installment was not kind towards Russell Wilson.  It’s no secret that Russell Wilson has had a rough start to the season.  He’s completed less than 60% of his passes and has only thrown two touchdowns in three weeks.

The Broncos offense is inept, to say the least, and they might have an opportunity to get right against the Las Vegas Raiders, who are sporting a weak defense.  Matt Verderame of FanSided publishes his rolling quarterback list every Wednesday during the regular season.

Denver Broncos QB Russell Wilson dropping slowly down rankings

For this week’s installment, he’s got Russell Wilson ranked 14th, which is where I’ve seen a lot of national outlets peg the Broncos in the latest power rankings.  Right now, even though Denver is 2-1 and does have an early playoff seed, they seem to be viewed as a middle-of-the-road team.

I don’t blame people for looking at the Broncos this way.  They are in much better shape than they’ve been in years past, but it’s clear that the team needs to get their offense figured out.  In his rankings, Wilson is in the top half of quarterbacks.

He ranks 9th among all AFC quarterbacks in this week’s installment.  The AFC is full of young talent.  Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes are being themselves.  Joe Burrow had a nice bounce-back game.  Lamar Jackson is back to his MVP form.  Tua Tagovailoa has arrived, and Derek Carr is Derek Carr.  Besides those quarterbacks, Wilson is also ranked behind Trevor Lawrence and Justin Herbert.

If we’re ranking based on overall skill and talent, I think Wilson ranks much higher, but it’s clear that he’s not gotten off to a good start here in 2022.  The Broncos seem like they might have something special on their hands with the defense.  If they can get their offense going, this team will turn into a juggernaut.