Revised AFC QB rankings after all the free agency moves so far

Nov 25, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) is congratulated by Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) after the game at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 25, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) is congratulated by Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) after the game at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports /
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ENGLEWOOD, CO – MARCH 16: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos poses with his jersey alongside (L) General Manager George Paton and Head Coach Nathaniel Hackett following an introductory press conference at UCHealth Training Center on March 16, 2022, in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
ENGLEWOOD, CO – MARCH 16: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos poses with his jersey alongside (L) General Manager George Paton and Head Coach Nathaniel Hackett following an introductory press conference at UCHealth Training Center on March 16, 2022, in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

Revised AFC QB rankings after all the free agency moves so far

player. . RussellWilson. #8. 45. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis.

Perhaps the biggest trade of the off-season, the Broncos have finally found their franchise quarterback. After years of toiling in obscurity, Denver made a huge move to acquire former Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. A nine-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion, Wilson fits the part of a franchise quarterback.

In 2021, Wilson had possibly the worst season of his career. Missing three games due to injury, he struggled at various points throughout the season en route to 3,113 passing yards and 25 touchdown passes.

While Wilson is easily the best quarterback that Denver has had since Peyton Manning, there is work to be done with his game. Of course, he will be playing under first-time head coach and play-caller Nathaniel Hackett who will likely take time to gel together. The supporting cast around him is also arguably worse than the one he had in Seattle.

The biggest thing Wilson can do to prevent his regression is run the offense that Hackett gives him. However, he has never been a quarterback who does a good job playing within structure. He turns every offense he is in into a “Russell Wilson offense” which, at times, is not a very successful one.

While the potential is there for a wildly successful offense, it may come with growing pains as Wilson reaches the end of his career.