Ryan Clark Thinks ‘Russell Wilson Is Not An All-Time Great QB’. Here’s Why He’s Wrong.  

Russell Wilson has exceeded all expectations. He led the Seahawks to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances in his second and third seasons, winning one and losing one.

Wilson has been a durable stalwart for the Seahawks, having passed for at least 3,000 yards and 20 touchdowns in every season of his NFL career.

Russell Wilson (left). Ryan Clark (right) Credit: Getty Images

Similar to Tom Brady, he began his career as a game manager on a veteran team and progressed into a prolific passer and leader. Wilson has always protected the football as well, never tossing more than 13 interceptions in a season.

But for ESPN personality Ryan Clark, that doesn’t make him one of the all-time greats.

On ESPN’s “Get Up,” Clark said:

“Russell Wilson is not an all-time great QB. He’s never going to be in those conversations. We have to stop putting him in that world … that any team that has Russell Wilson can win a Super Bowl.”

While Wilson may not currently be an all-time great, his trajectory still points that way. Being great isn’t all about posting hollow statistics. Clark must have forgotten how Wilson has carried an offensively inept Seahawks team with a deteriorating defense for over half a decade. 

One of the most consistent QBs in the league since he entered, Wilson has proven he’s a winner at the game’s hardest position. Boasting a career 113-60 record, including the postseason, Wilson has consistently made haters look foolish. RW3 also has nine Pro Bowl selections in ten seasons, and eight playoff appearances. 

Dan Orlovsky Raves About Wilson, Combatting Clark’s Claim

Clark’s co-host Dan Orlovsky wasn’t in agreement with the former NFL safety. Orlovsky defended Wilson and raved about his skill set and leadership.

For more on Russell Wilson, the debate surrounding his greatness and possible trade destinations, click here.

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