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Badgers in the NFL: Russell Wilson is the best QB in the league

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A quarter of the way through the season and Wilson is the front runner for the MVP award.

Seattle Seahawks v Miami Dolphins Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Patrick Mahomes won the Super Bowl last year. Lamar Jackson won the MVP last year. Tom Brady is probably the best quarterback of all time and Aaron Rodgers makes great State Farm commercials.

However, the best quarterback in the league this year is former Wisconsin Badgers signal caller and current Seattle Seahawks dynamo, Russell Wilson. The record-tying QB came one yard short of breaking Peyton Manning’s record of most touchdowns in a player’s first four games, as D.K. Metcalf was forced out at the one-yard line and then Chris Carson punched it in for the score on the next play.

Wilson won two NFC Player of the Week awards in September and the Player of the Month award while leading the league in passer rating. After a Week 4 win over the Miami Dolphins to push Seattle’s record to an unblemished 4-0, Wilson is now second in the league in passer rating because Browns WR Jarvis Landry is a perfect 1-for-1 for 37 yards and a touchdown and, well, you can’t argue with that.

Wilson is third in the league with 1,285 passing yards and first in the league in touchdowns (16), completion percentage (75.2) and yards per attempt (9.4). He’s only thrown two picks and while he’s been sacked 11 times he’s also rushed for 95 yards (5.3 ypc) which has led to seven first downs.

The Seahawks beat the Dolphins on Sunday and will welcome the Minnesota Vikings to Seattle next Sunday night for a prime time game that should really catapult Wilson into the forefront of the MVP discussion. Because the Vikings stink something fierce, you see.