This Stat Proves Russell Wilson Was the NFL's Best Quarterback in 2019

Russell Wilson during the Divisional Round vs the Green Bay Packers.
Russell Wilson during the Divisional Round vs the Green Bay Packers. / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Despite never receiving an MVP vote, Russell Wilson has been playing at an MVP level for most of his career. And with the league moving more and more toward a pass-heavy approach, having a QB that can make big-time throws is all that much more important.

According to PFF, no other QB in the NFL had more big-time throws in 2019 than Wilson.

While PFF doesn't provide a specific, quantitative definition for big-time throws, it is described as follows on their website:

In its simplest terms, a big-time throw is on the highest end of both difficulty and value. While the value is easy to see statistically, the difficulty has more to do with passes that have a lower completion percentage the further the ball is thrown down the field. Therefore, the big-time throw is best described as a pass with excellent ball location and timing, generally thrown further down the field and/or into a tighter window.

After reading that it's easy to imagine why Wilson tops this list, he always seems to make the biggest plays in the biggest moments in the most difficult situations.

And that's exactly the type of number that helps support the argument that Wilson is the best QB in the NFL.

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