By Jake Brown
The Seattle Seahawks stormed back into the game Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Russell Wilson once again led his team back from a 31-0 deficit, getting it to a 31-24 game before ultimately losing.
The debate continues whether Wilson is in the “elite” quarterback territory. CBS Sports writer Pete Prisco continues to say he’s good, but not great, elite. NFL Hall of Fame QB and Seahawks radio analyst Warren Moon joined us on the Brown and Scoop podcast on Play.it, and he disagreed 100% with that.
“If you’re great, I think you’re elite. I think what makes you elite is you are able to put up the production that he’s been able to do, but he also wins, and the combination of the two, you have to say he’s elite,” Moon said.
“He’s been to two Super Bowls already in four years. He’s been to the playoff four straight years. Then you look at his numbers, his numbers are as good as anybody coming into the league in his first four years. I’d have to say he’s elite…and he’s got a ring.”
Moon believes he’s right around the fifth or sixth best QB in the NFL right now. They will need Wilson to be as good or better if they want to be back on a playoff run next season, which Moon thinks they will.
“You look at the ages of these guys. They have all been to Super Bowls when they were very, very young. Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas. All those guys are only in their fifth, sixth year in the league so they’re still in the prime of their careers,” he said.
“As long as you have that quarterback and that core group of guys you can build around, you can always add pieces. The Seahawks do a great job at adding personnel. They have a lot of young guys waiting in the pipeline that they’re ready to move in there and they’re going to make some moves this offseason as well because they’re not going to be able to keep all their guys just because guys go other places for more money. This team is going to be competitive if Pete Carroll and John Scheneider have anything to do with it.”
The Seahawks radio analyst told us what Cam Newton needs to do to get to the elite level as well as what he talked with him about before Sunday’s game. Moon also believes Newton is a better dancer than Odell Beckham Jr, especially for his size at 6’5”, 255.
“Beckham is supposed to be a good dancer at 5’10”, 190 pounds.”
The Hall of Fame quarterback also spoke about his advocacy for the NFL concussion settlement and him teaming up with ForThePlayers.com. Moon had six concussions during his football career. He also spoke about his Pro Bowl Dinner in Hawaii, next week benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. You can find out more information at Sports1Marketing.com.
Jake Brown is the Digital Program Manager at CBS Sports Radio and a columnist for CBS Sports Radio, CBS Local Sports, and CBS Local. He hosts the Play.it podcast Brown and Scoop, which is a Sports and Entertainment podcast that features weekly shows and daily interviews with some of the best guests in both fields. Jake lives in Queens, NY and has struggled living the life of a Mets, Knicks, and Jets fan.