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Bad prediction for Russell Wilson by Pro Football Focus

This doesn't bode well for Wilson's 1st season in Pittsburgh.

Michael W.

In a move that surprised many across the National Football League, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected to sign quarterback Russell Wilson while also bidding goodbye to Mason Rudolph, Mitchell Trubisky and later Kenny Pickett. 

Wilson, who was just cut from the Denver Broncos after a disastrous two years, threw for a total of 3,070 yards and 26 touchdowns with just eight interceptions in the 2023 season. While many consider him to be washed, the fact is that he brings championship experience to Pittsburgh. He'll team up with former Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields to form what they are hoping will be an impactful 1-2 punch under center. 

However, in the mind of Charean Williams of Pro Football Focus, the former Super Bowl-winning quarterback has already reached his peak and has nowhere to go but continue sliding downward. 

“Are we positive at this point in their careers that Russell Wilson is better than Justin Fields? I don’t know. We know what Russell Wilson’s ceiling is, and I think he’s reached that. I don’t know that we’ve seen that from Justin Fields. Last three years, Russell Wilson, 17-27 with two different teams, 220 yards a game. He’s 35, he has hit his ceiling. I think there’s a chance that Justin Fields could end up being the quarterback of that team at some point this season.”

Wilson is on an extremely affordable one year contract worth $1.2 million, and can be a free agent after this upcoming season. 

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