Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) scrambles against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) scrambles against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) scrambles against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

RENTON, Wash. (USA Today) — Despite owning one Super Bowl ring at age 26, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is clearly an outlier among the three other quarterbacks still standing in the NFL playoffs.

A 5-11, 206-pounder who does plenty of damage with his legs, Wilson will likely never be considered in the same prolific passing class with Tom Brady, Andrew Luck or the man Seattle will face in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, Green Bay Packers signal caller Aaron Rodgers. Wilson’s 20 touchdown passes in 2014 represented half the amount of league leader Luck while Brady and Rodgers both easily cleared 30 TD tosses.

But just ask Seahawks coach Pete Carroll if the only quarterback who currently has a chance to be a repeat Super Bowl winner while adding to his 41-13 career record (best ever for a third-year player) deserves elite status.

“I do feel that,” Carroll said. “Maybe not everyone feels that way at this point. But I certainly do. … Because we cherish his ability to help his team win.

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