How Russell Wilson Earned Seahawks' Starting QB Job
After spending $19.5 million with $10 million guaranteed on former Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn, the Seattle Seahawks have reportedly decided to name Russell Wilson their starting quarterback.
According to head coach Pete Carroll, he has decided to roll the dice on his 2012 third-round draft pick and start the season with Wilson under center.
After constant discussion regarding his height and ability, Wilson dominated the preseason for Seattle. In the team's first exhibition game, he helped Seattle defeat the Titans by a score of 27-17 thanks to his 12 completions on 16 attempts for 124 yards and a touchdown.
Who gives the Seahawks a better chance to win?
The former Wisconsin Badger has proved that he knows how to get the most out of his offense, who hung 30 points on the Chiefs defense who ranked 11th in the league just last year.
While preseason stats and numbers don't always tell an accurate story, Wilson's process tells the exact same one.
Not only has his height been a complete non-factor, but Wilson has looked poised in the pocket, displaying terrific accuracy on the deep balls and good zip on his short throws. When he gets rushed, he doesn't panic like a normal rookie. Instead, he has shown the ability to escape the pocket and create big runs with ease.
The 23-year-old just has the "it" factor. He has received rave reviews from Seattle's front office due to his work ethic and the fact that he already looks like an established veteran is a good sign for the 'Hawks ability to take a big step forward this season.
Wilson has shown an ability to get the most out of this Seattle offense early in his career, something Flynn was unable to do with his new team. Carroll set an example with this decision by going with the player who has proved himself the most and not the guy who makes the most money.
For Flynn, he now finds himself in the familiar role of a backup quarterback after an offseason where he was one of the most highly sought after quarterbacks available.
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