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Russell Wilson a big part of rookie QB class

Russell Wilson has better statistics than Jay Cutler in virtually every major passing category.

Mike Ehrmann

After 11 games, the preseason hype for Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III appears to be justified, as both have had strong starts to their rookie seasons and validated their top draft statuses. However, the play of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has somehow been overlooked.

Through 11 games, the third-round rookie out of Wisconsin has completed 63.6 percent of his passes for 2,051 yards with 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Each of those marks are better than Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and many other veteran quarterbacks, as Wilson has earned a 93.9 quarterback rating.

Wilson was originally drafted to be the backup to free-agent acquisition Matt Flynn; however, the rookie wrangled the starting position away during the preseason with several impressive passing displays.

The Seahawks are 6-5 on the season, but need every win possible to keep up with the San Francisco 49ers at the top of the NFC West.