Devil Dish: Russell Wilson is biggest steal in 2012 NFL Draft

Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck will be compared to each other for the rest of their careers.

Neither rookie quarterback picked up a postseason win last weekend.

Instead, it was the other rookie quarterback in Seattle.

First name Russell, last name Wilson, continues to fly under the radar for what he’s done for the Seahawks.

The third-round pick out of Wisconsin managed the game to help put his team in a position to win. The Seahawks overcame an early deficit to beat the Washington Redskins to become the only road team to win a game in the Wild Card round.

And this is coming from a huge RG3 fan.

Everyone is talking about whether RG3 should’ve stayed in the game. He and coach Mike Shanahan have been criticized for the decision. Griffin probably would’ve been ridiculed if he left the game, though, like when Jay Cutler’s toughness was called into question two years ago.

Meanwhile, Wilson is the last rookie quarterback standing. He probably won’t win Offensive Rookie of the Year, but he’s been the biggest steal in the 2012 NFL Draft.

 

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