The big picture: After a blockbuster trade from the Seattle Seahawks to the Broncos, Wilson has locked in a massive new contract that makes him the second-highest paid quarterback in the NFL behind Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Russell Wilson: PFF grade and rank since 2012 (postseason included)
|2021||73.9||18th of 38|
|2020||90.5||6th of 38|
|2019||91.9||1st of 39|
|2018||88.9||6th of 39|
|2017||78.8||11th of 41|
|2016||83.8||6th of 37|
|2015||82.1||6th of 40|
|2014||74.5||14th of 39|
|2013||83.8||6th of 43|
|2012||90.6||2nd of 39|
A look back: Wilson missed two games in 2021 with a finger injury that hampered his ability to throw for the remainder of the season, and he earned a career-low 70.7 passing grade as a result. However, the two seasons prior were Wilson’s best, as he earned back-to-back 90.0-plus grades and led all players in PFF wins above replacement in 2019.
An upgrade for the Broncos: Since entering the league in 2012, Wilson leads the NFL in completions (298), yards (10,159) and touchdowns (105) on passes thrown 20 or more yards downfield. That deep passing touchdown total since 2012 is over 40 more than Denver's quarterback room collectively over that span.
What you need to know: Wilson is the consensus QB11 according to PFF Fantasy projections, and he'll travel back to Seattle for the first Monday night game of the NFL season, with the Broncos currently -6.5 on BetMGM.