By all accounts, the Colorado Rockies still believe Russell Wilson has all the talent in the world to become a big league second baseman. All Wilson needed to do was stay dedicated and stick with baseball. But, as we've chronicled over the months, Wilson left the Rockies and joined the Wisconsin Badgers.
Anyway we look at it, Wilson has certainly made the correct choice. Wilson has guided the Badgers to a 5-0 start, the Nos. 4 and 5 in the AP and Coaches polls (including a first-place vote in the latter). And after some initial skepticism on my part, Wilson has continued to be impressive week in and week out.
He recently churned the field against the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 14-of-20 passing for 250 yards, two touchdown throws and a rushing touchdown. He now has 1,391 passing yards, 13 touchdowns and one interception. He also has 22 rushes for 140 yards and two touchdowns. His quarterback rating is 216.9, second only to Baylor's Robert Griffin.
ESPN's Heisman Predictor (Insider required) now has Wilson second in its rankings, but, as Ryan McCrystal writes, the transfer quarterback might soon be the leader. He trails the current No. 1, Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson.
If Rockies fans are looking for someone to cheer in college football, Wilson is the guy.