When the quarterback class of the 2012 draft is discussed, Andrew Luck usually gets put at the top of the list, but Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris said Sunday that the experts have it wrong because Russell Wilson is clearly the leader of the pack.
Harris and the Broncos have played both Luck's Indianapolis Colts and Wilson's Seattle Seahawks this season, beating Indianapolis but losing to Seattle. The Seahawks won 26-20 in overtime Sunday in a rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII, where Wilson and Seattle overwhelmed the Broncos 43-8.
"He's the best quarterback we've played so far," Harris said of Wilson. "I don't know why they keep saying Andrew Luck is better than him. He's not better than Russell Wilson."
Harris recorded an interception in Sunday's loss, picking off a Wilson pass that was deflected by Aqib Talib.
Luck was taken by the Colts with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2012 draft. Wilson wasn't selected by the Seahawks until the third round in 2012, with the 75th overall pick.
After almost getting sacked for a safety and throwing an interception in the fourth quarter Sunday, Wilson was brilliant in overtime, rushing for 21 yards and completing 4 of 6 passes, leading the Seahawks to the winning drive that was culminated by a Marshawn Lynch touchdown run. Wilson finished Sunday's game completing 24 of 34 passes for 258 yards with two touchdowns and the interception by Harris. Wilson also rushed nine times for 40 yards.
"He's as good as those guys," coach Pete Carroll said Monday on ESPN 710 in Seattle.
Luck led a furious comeback in the Colts' 31-24 loss to the Broncos in Week 1. He finished the game completing 35 of 53 passes for 370 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for 19 yards on five carries with a touchdown.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.