Russell Wilson Has An Easier Path to Future Success Than RGIII
In a more general sense, Wilson might not have the flash of RGIII, but he has been able to improve rather than regress. As for the future, Pete Carroll is going to be patient with him to give him a real chance of reaching his high ceiling while it seems like Mike Shanahan is keeping RGIII from growing as a player by confining him in a system that has a strong chance of becoming obsolete.
Washington fans have every reason to be wary of their offense and if it continues to struggle to put up points in the next few weeks then a major change in either philosophy or personnel could be coming.
Meanwhile, there is a lot to look forward to for Seattle fans. Drew Brees, who is just one inch taller than Wilson at 6’0”, entered the NFL in 2001 and failed to throw for over 17 touchdown passes and less than double-digit interceptions until 2004 when he threw 27 touchdown passes and just seven interceptions.
Three years is a while from now, and it is a complete mystery where Wilson will be then, but he has the type of ability that will allow him to become an elite quarterback.
RGIII has that potential also. It’s just that Wilson has an easier track to get there because he is being given a chance to settle into a system that can be counted on. It might take him a while to develop, but it took Drew Brees a while, and he turned out to be pretty good.