Originally Posted by Carbine
Lamar destroyed what was up to that point a historic defense (they still could be) and he won against Wilson and outplayed him earlier in the year.
Russell doesn't have a feather in his cap like Lamar does vs the Patriots, nor did he beat him when they matched up.
Stat wise, Lamar is going to account for roughly 4900 yards and 40 TDS while Russell will account for roughly the same yardage and 42 TDS with a few less turnovers.
Put all that together and nothing is "obviously" Russell.
I dont have any problem with ranking Lamar over Russell, but I will say this...
The best QB the Patriots had faced prior to Lamar was Baker Mayfield or Josh Allen... yes the defensive numbers for the Pats have been insane, but its hard to know how good they really are when they have barely faced any competent offenses.
As far as cap feathers go for Russell, giving the Niners their first loss of the season (on the road) is not too bad...although like the Patriots, the Niners schedule had been laughably easy prior to facing the Seahawks, so who knows how good they really are.
Right now I would probably have Wilson as the leader in terms of raw stats and coming thru in high pressure situations, but Jackson as the leader based on the "eye-test" or whatever you want to call it... Jackson just pops off the screen, he looks like he is operating on a different level than everyone else on the field and he has been the most terrifying offensive player in the NFL to play against thus far this year. What Mahomes was for passing last year, Jackson is for running this year... truly a revolutionary talent.
In addition to Jacksons insane physical skills, I have been really impressed with the mental side of Jacksons game. He barely ever has negative plays, which is very impressive considering his style of play and the fact that he has only started 16 games in his career... also his self-confidence and desire to win seem as good as anyone in the league. That said, Wilsons mental game is obviously top-tier as well.
My 2019 dream team would have Jackson as the QB for the first 3 quarters, with Wilson coming in to close things out in the 4th.
BTW: I got a nice little chuckle out of the fact that you have Dak in your top 5 while Primetime does not