russell wilson february 2014

Russell Wilson has a Super Bowl ring, so the Seattle Seahawks quarterback has right to say whatever he needs right now after he recently dissed Bleacher Report on Twitter.

Wilson was probably one of the most scrutinized quarterbacks coming out of the 2012 NFL Draft class, as many wondered if he had what it takes. After the stats he has put up and leading Seattle to victories, he makes a great case for being the best QB of his class ahead of Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and company.

Wilson proceeded on Twitter Wednesday night with this diss tweet:


Wilson, being the humble and polite man he is, didn't mention Bleacher Report, but we all know who he was going after. BR was one of the major media outlets to give the Seahawks an "F" grade for the way they drafted their players in the 2012 draft.

Here is what BR's Donald Wood wrote about the 'Hawks that day back in April 2012:
Pete Carroll is proving why he didn’t make it in the NFL the first time. Not only was Bruce Irvin a reach at No. 15, the Seahawks proved they were oblivious to their madness by celebrating their selection. As if the day wasn’t bad enough, Seattle selecting Russell Wilson, a QB that doesn’t fit their offense at all, was by far the worst move of the draft. With the two worst moves of the draft, Seattle is the only team that received an F on draft day.

Now, obviously, we didn't see any of this coming when the Seahawks shocked the world with their players. Wilson also wasn't going after just Bleacher Report, as other folks in the media criticized Seattle. One notable is ESPN's draft expert Mel Kiper Jr., who thought that it was a dumb move for the 'Hawks to draft Wilson:
Russell Wilson is a great test case for shorter QBs, because he has everything else, but did they need him in the third round after grabbing Matt Flynn to come in and likely start? … In terms of maximizing value, there are huge questions. Again, this is a grade of the draft process, not the players alone.

It's actually quite hilarious looking back on this now. But hey, back in 1998 people thought Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf were actually in the same league.

(H/T The Big Lead)


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