Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson left college together, were drafted in the same class, made the playoffs as rookies and wound up going to the Pro Bowl together. On Sunday, for the first time, the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year runners-up to Robert Griffin III will finally get their first chance to match wits on the football field.
Everyone else, of course, will be watching to see how these young stars handle the big stage. So far, they've done everything right. Last season, Luck and Wilson were unmitigated success stories, and this season, they've debunked the myth of the sophomore slump. Luck has a better completion percentage, fewer interceptions and has seen his quarterback rating improve from 76.5 to 91.9. Of course, he'd be content to keep the Colts (3-1) atop the AFC South.
And though Wilson is on pace to throw for a few more interceptions, a few less touchdowns and a slightly lower completion percentage this season, Seattle is off to its first 4-0 start and is now the early front-runner to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.
October 4, 2013