Ranking the quarterbacks in the AFC West

We kick off our series by ranking the position groups in the AFC West starting with the quarterback position. Who stacks up after Patrick Mahomes? We discuss.
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Mike Danna, Russell Wilson - American Football Quarterback
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3. Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos

Backups: Jarrett Stidham, Ben DiNucci

The third and fourth position on this list is where it gets a little bit more questionable. The debate between Russell Wilson and Jimmy Garoppolo is one that could truly go either way. In this case, we are selecting Wilson for the third spot. For the first time in Denver, Wilson has an adult in the room with him calling the shots. Sean Payton knows what it is like to lead a football team and work with an offense. That being said, the Broncos have a lot to improve on before they could ever be considered contenders, starting with Wilson, himself.

Wilson looked lost last season. From the season's start to the end, he looked uncomfortable and out of his element. The offense was not complimentary of his skills and he was not seeing the open receivers. While his last season in Seattle was not world-beating, no one could have seen this dive-off-a-cliff decline from the former Super Bowl champion. 2023-2024 seems like a make-or-break year for Wilson in terms of whether he will ever be a top-notch player again. Either way, the Broncos are stuck with him. If he is bad again this season, the pain will be unlimited.

2022-2023: 292/483, 60.5%, 3,524 yards, 16 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, 277 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns

2023-2024 projection: 371/600, 61.8%, 4,255 yards, 22 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, 344 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns