Russell Wilson leads NFL in passer rating

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

NFL quarterbacks have combined for the best three-game passer rating to start any season in league history, and Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson is leading the way.

Wilson has a 108.9 passer rating during the Seahawks 2-1 start, which puts him ahead of Broncos’ Peyton Manning  (108.5) and Chargers’ Philip Rivers (108.3), two of the three quarterbacks Seattle has faced this season.

Redskins’ Kirk Cousins (105.8), Falcons’ Matt Ryan (105.1) and Indianapolis Colts’ Andrew Luck (103.0) also have a 100-plus rating.

Wilson has thrown just one interception against six touchdowns.  Through three games, the third-year pro has the highest completion percentage (69.0) of his career, completing 60-of-87 passes for 651 yards.

He’s an amazing football player, he really is,” coach Pete Carroll said of Wilson, via Seahawks.com. “He’s very, very good with the ball,” Carroll said. “We love him. He’s playing great.”

Following Sunday’s 26-20 overtime win against the Broncos, Wilson is 7-0 against Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady.  In those seven games Wilson has thrown 14 touchdown passes and just one interception.

Passer Rating Leaders

RK PLAYER TEAM COMP ATT PCT YDS YDS/A LONG TD INT SACK RATE YDS/G
1 Russell Wilson, QB SEA 60 87 69.0 651 7.48 39 6 1 6 108.9 217
2 Peyton Manning, QB DEN 74 111 66.7 814 7.33 48 8 1 3 108.5 271
3 Philip Rivers, QB SD 67 98 68.4 778 7.94 49 6 1 3 108.3 259
4 Kirk Cousins, QB WSH 52 81 64.2 677 8.36 81 5 1 2 105.8 339
5 Matt Ryan, QB ATL 76 111 68.5 965 8.69 54 7 3 4 105.1 322
6 Andrew Luck, QB IND 86 126 68.3 912 7.24 41 9 3 5 103.0 304
7 Cam Newton, QB CAR 46 69 66.7 531 7.70 37 2 0 7 99.4 266
8 Drew Brees, QB NO 83 117 70.9 863 7.38 57 5 2 3 99.1 288
9 Jay Cutler, QB CHI 80 121 66.1 750 6.20 44 8 2 7 98.2 250
10 Brian Hoyer, QB CLE 61 95 64.2 716 7.54 70 3 0 4 97.5 239
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